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Exploring Countries and Cultures

Exploring Countries and Cultures

For 3rd–8th Graders
(and 2nd graders with older siblings in the program)
Homeschool Curriculum Package for ECC
Free Synergy Guide
Showing a selection of items from the Deluxe Package

Deluxe Package

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts.
Not for children under 3 years.

Package Contents

Basic Package Includes:
  • Teacher's Manual
  • Parent/Teacher Supplement (required)
  • Student Sheets (purchase one per additional student)
  • Fast Facts
  • Flags of the World Ultimate Sticker Book (purchase one per additional student)
  • Passport (purchase one per additional student)
  • Exploring World Geography (purchase one per 3rd-8th grader or photocopy; 3rd-4th graders complete a small portion)
  • Hero Tales
  • Window on the World
  • God Speaks Numanggang
  • Children's Atlas of God's World
  • Classroom Atlas, 13th Edition
  • Wall Map of the World
  • Maps and Globes
  • Geography from A to Z
  • A Trip Around the World
  • Another Trip Around the World
  • Properties of Ecosystems, 4th Edition
  • Living World Encyclopedia
  • Global Art
  • Wee Sing Around the World (CD)
  • And free gifts:
Deluxe Package Includes the Basic Package Plus:
  • Currency Kit
  • Kingdom Tales
  • Christian Heroes: Then and Now — six-book set
    • Includes:
    • Cameron Townsend
    • Amy Carmichael
    • Nate Saint
    • David Livingstone
    • George Muller
    • Gladys Aylward
  • Inflatable Globe
  • The Great Animal Search
  • Fun with Easy Origami

Overview

Focus: Sharing God's Love with the World
  • Diverse Cultures
  • Study of Matthew
  • Memory Verses
  • Map Work
  • Vocabulary
  • Geography Game and Flags
  • Habitats and Ecosystems
  • Art and Music Around the World
Exploring Countries and Cultures Curriculum Guide

Take a trip around the world and explore diverse countries and cultures while learning geography and being challenged by true stories of missionaries. Experience different cultures by preparing traditional food, making native crafts, and listening to ethnic music.

Our easy-to-teach unit study includes a teacher's manual with daily lesson plans and all required books for Bible, geography, science, art, and music.

Supplement these with optional picture books and information books from the library for the countries you study. Library books are general resources and you will not need to find specific titles, although we list resources we have found helpful. (For classroom use, please contact us for special ordering information.)

Exploring Countries and Cultures is designed for use with 3rd-8th graders and 2nd graders with older siblings in the program.

If you own the first edition of ECC, there is an upgrade option available.

Teacher's Manual:

  • Daily lesson plans are in an easy-to-use weekly chart format.
  • Charts list each subject with page numbers of books to read and instructions for using Student Sheets. Many activities will be suitable for all ages; additional activities are suggested for older students. Many simple hands-on activities are included in the Teacher's Manual to reinforce the study of geography. We do the lesson planning for you so you have more time to enjoy teaching!

Bible

  • True stories from Hero Tales of godly men and women and the character traits they portrayed as they served as missionaries.
  • Weekly information about different ethnic groups around the world and their specific prayer needs, using Window on the World.
  • Weekly memory verses and daily readings from Matthew.

Reading

  • Develop a love for reading using "living" books from our excellent library list of picture books, fiction, and non-fiction for each country you study. We list the very best books we have read, but none are required.

Geography

  • Maps and globes are explored with Illustrated World Atlas, Classroom Atlas, Maps and Globes, and a world wall map, as well as additional hands-on activities.
  • Easy-to-use full-color Geography Game teaches country names and locations.
  • Vocabulary focuses on geographic terms as students make illustrated vocabulary cards using Geography From A to Z.
  • Research skills are developed through the study of continents in Exploring World Geography.
  • Hands-on activities (cooking, flag making, passport, etc.) to explore 15 countries using A Trip Around the World and our Teacher's Manual. Library books provide enrichment for country topics that you study.

Science

  • A focus on different habitats (desert, rain forest, grassland, forest, polar region, etc.) using Properties of Ecosystems and Living World Encyclopedia, as well as optional library books. Correlates to the country being studied (e.g., rain forest when studying Brazil.) Includes a weekly nature walk and nature journal.
  • For 7th and 8th graders, add Apologia science (purchase separately).

Art and Music

  • Enjoy art projects and music from countries you "visit" this year using Global Art and Wee Sing Around the World. You may supplement with ethnic music from the library.

Math, Language Arts, and Foreign Language

Samples

FAQs

Synergy Groups

A Synergy Group™ is two or more families who meet weekly to participate in science, history/geography, art, and music activities from your MFW Teacher's Manual. The group leader uses a Synergy Guide which schedules easy-to-teach group activities with minimal preparation.

Learn More about MFW Synergy Groups™

To Complete Your Curriculum

noticeFirst, select either a Basic or Deluxe package (above) and add it to your cart. Next, select below which additional items you need.
Additional Students
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2nd-3rd Graders
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If you'd like help with your order, call our office at 573-202-2000, or use the chat box in the lower-right corner of your screen.

Upgrade

My Father's World released a new edition of Exploring Countries and Cultures in 2009. Significant revisions and upgrades include:

  • Much less photocopying required than before.
  • Parent/Teacher Supplement with map masters and games, including a parent copy of the Geography Game.
  • Student Sheets with full-color, ready-made Geography Game and new Geography Notebook pages (replacing the Appendix pages which previously had to be photocopied). Purchase one ready-to-use set for each student.
  • Pre-printed passport and new book on Bible translation: God Speaks Numanggang.
  • For science, Wild Places has been replaced by Properties of Ecosystems, which has a Biblical perspective.
  • Kingdom Tales, a classic collection of 36 beloved tales by David and Karen Mains that use allegory to reveal truths about the Kingdom of God. Updated by My Father's World to include discussion questions.
  • Expanded 7th & 8th Grade Supplement Package.
  • 7th & 8th grade lesson plans included each week in the Teacher's Manual.

If you own the first edition of Exploring Countries and Cultures, you can use it again and again as long as you keep all of the original books that match the Teacher's Manual. However, an upgrade is available:

You may exchange your first edition ECC Teacher's Manual (TM) for a new Teacher's Manual for $58. Call our office to request an upgrade (573-202-2000). You will be given information about how to return your TM to our office. Once we receive your TM, a new manual will be sent to you.

If you are only teaching a 7th or 8th grader, some of the items below may be optional. Please call our office at 573-202-2000 for help in placing an order.

(All of the above items are scheduled in the Teacher's Manual.)

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Testimonials

Let me start by saying that this is no ordinary curriculum...I couldn't wait to see what they would come up with in terms of a geography curriculum, and I was totally blown away. Following the teachings of Charlotte Mason, with their own uniquely developed ideas for unit studies, Marie and David have produced a geography unit study package that is one of the best I have seen in every way... (read more)

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Exploring Countries and Cultures does a terrific job teaching world geography and is helping us to become sensitive to the need of Jesus in our world.

L. J.

I just wanted to let you know what a great first year we're having with MFW! Our children (12 & 9) were in public school until this year, so I was really nervous. The Teacher's Manual is so organized, and we love how every day begins with Bible reading.

Annette, Arkansas


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Toss this 12" globe to students and have them identify countries, capitals, and bodies of water.

Included with the Exploring Countries and Cultures Deluxe Package and the Kindergarten Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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Contains map masters and games, including a parent copy of the Geography Game.

Included with the Exploring Countries and Cultures Basic and Deluxe Packages.
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Included with the Exploring Countries and Cultures Basic and Deluxe Packages.

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Student pages are not included in the Teacher's Manual. You will need to purchase the Parent/Teacher Supplement and Student Sheets separately.

Included with the Exploring Countries and Cultures Basic and Deluxe Packages.

Sample 

Free WORLDkids magazine and Weekend to Remember discount voucher are included with purchase of a 2017 Teacher's Manual.

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See the Exploring Countries and Cultures curriculum page for complete details and to purchase items individually.

Free WORLDkids magazine and Weekend to Remember discount voucher are included with purchase of a 2017 Package.

! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts.

Not for children under 3 years.

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See the Exploring Countries and Cultures curriculum page for complete details and to purchase items individually.

Free WORLDkids magazine and Weekend to Remember discount voucher are included with purchase of a 2017 Package.

! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts.

Not for children under 3 years.

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