Using Geography From A-Z with Our Free Picture Glossary

July 19, 2018

Carrie Fernandez


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A few years ago we stumbled upon a copy of Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary by Jack Knowlton and Harriet Barton. We have used this handy, colorful book several times when my daughter came across a geography term that she wasn’t familiar with. We pair it with the Picture Glossary Notebook, which she uses to draw the terms to make her own visual glossary.

Picture Glossary Notebook to use with Geography from A to Z

Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary

Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary is a popular book that is used in My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures curriculum, Classical Conversations, and GeoMatters’ Galloping the Globe

It will truly enhance any geography curriculum. If you have this book or you plan to use it, the Picture Glossary Notebook (available below) will be an invaluable tool to go with it. 

Geo-AZDrawing Geography Terms

Because my daughter loves to draw and color and this book has been so helpful to her when learning new geography terms, I created the Picture Glossary Notebook to go with it.

This Picture Glossary Notebook works great alongside the book Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary.

Let me explain.

You can print a page for each term using which ever template you prefer. Each picture glossary page includes a place for the student to write the definition and a box to draw the illustration by copying it from the book, and even space to use it in a sentence.

It’s that simple!

Picture Glossary Notebook

About Geography from A to Z

Description of Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary
This picture glossary is the perfect book to help young kids begin to learn about Earth’s geography! From A (as in archipelago) to Z (as in zone), it features over sixty clear and concise definitions with beautiful full-color illustrations and maps.

Have you ever wondered what a badland is? What about a gulch? Do you know what an isthmus is? Or a seamount? What about the difference between a plateau and a plain, or a knob and a knoll? Well look no further. This broad introduction to the fascinating world around us explores our planet’s physical features from the highest mountain peak to the deepest ocean trench. 


Visual Dictionary of Terms

I love the detailed visual graphics of each vocabulary term included in the book. Using the Picure Glossary Notebook, your student will have so much fun learning geography terms. This will become a treasured keepsake for years to come. 

Students will love copying the illustrations from the book and coloring them. This process helps young minds really get a good grasp on what each term really means (and looks like). 

We plan to continue using the Picture Glossary Notebook in our homeschool this year. My daughter has already started on it {for fun}, you can see some of her drawings below. 

Picture Glossary Notebook

Use The Picture Glossary Notebook with Any Book

It is highly recommended to use the Picture Glossary Notebook along with Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossarybut not required. You can use the Picture Glossary Notebook alongside any book!

Picture Glossary Templates

We’ve included various vocabulary templates that you can use however you see fit. Some students may enjoy drawing and defining one term per page, as shown below.

Picture Glossary Notebook Page

Three Geography Terms Per Page

Many of the two-page spreads in Geography from A to Z have three visual geography terms. You can use the three terms per page template if you’d like. 

Picture Glossary Notebook Page

Four Geography Terms Per Page

Other two-page spreads in Geography from A to Z display four visual geography terms. You can use the four terms per page template and fit more words per page.

Picture Glossary Notebook Page

Vocabulary Word of the Week

We’ve even added in two templates for you to use if you’d like to do a vocabulary word of the week. These vocabulary templates can be used with any curriculum. 

Picture Glossary Notebook Pages

Picture Glossary Notebook PDF

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Download Picture Glossary Notebook

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Picture Glossary Notebook PDF Download

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