Disclaimer: I received a book to review. All opinions are my own.
I was raised to love the country I live in. Along with this comes saying the pledge, knowing the national anthem, respecting the flag, respecting the soldiers, and voting. These are values that were instilled in me as a child and I want to pass on to my children. My grandfather was a career Air Force man who loved his country. My mom traveled the world with her father and there was no place like home. She loves the country her dad fought for and taught us the same. So many children are not learning these values and so many are not learning what our country stands for and the things that make the United States the greatest country in the world.
I think Countries Around The World: United States of America ($8.99) is a perfect introduction to our wonderful country. I really want to put more focus on learning about where we live in school this year and this is a perfect resource for that. This book provides complete coverage of this wonderful country. It includes history, geography, wildlife, infrastructure, government, and culture. It even includes a traceable flag for your student. There is also a detailed fact file, maps, and charts. This book is aimed at ages 8-11, but it is a great way to introduce your child to the country, even if younger than that.
As we dive into learning about our amazing country, this book will be kept handy and refered to often- I'm sure it would in your classroom as well.