Are you ready to explore the world?
Get ready to learn about the world’s geography and cultures in this absolutely FREE book! Why do are we offering a free book? Have a look at our About Us page, and you’ll get a sense of who we are and why we care about homeschoolers like we do. Having said that, please consider using Guest Hollow as your source for other curriculums and materials. Despite being a tiny mom-and-pop, our company has a lot to offer, and it’s growing all the time. Please explore our site as well as our social media presence and let us know what you think!
This FREE book is designed to be used with Guest Hollow’s Geography & Cultures Curriculum, but anyone is free to use it. 🙂
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Tip: When reading the online textbook, you can click on most of the images to see them larger. This may be useful when you want to see the details on maps and photos! Also, don’t forget that most browsers will allow you to increase the font size of the page you are reading (if that’s something you need to make the reading more comfortable). 🙂
Teachers and adults please note: The following textbook contains a variety of videos that represent different cultures and customs. Everyone is different in what they find offensive. We’ve put notes/warnings with some videos WE would deem potentially controversial in our curricula and textbooks, but our sensitivities may be different from yours. If this is a concern for you, preview videos before your students watch them.
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Geography
- Chapter 2: Antarctica
- Chapter 3: North America
- Chapter 4: Middle America
- Chapter 5: South America
- Chapter 6: Europe
- 6.1: The British Isles
- 6.2: Western Europe
- 6.3: Northern Europe (Nordic Countries)
- 6.4: Southern Europe
- 6.5: Eastern Europe
- Chapter 7: Russia
- Chapter 8: Asia
- 8.1: Middle East
- 8.2 Central Asia
- 8.3: South Asia
- 8.4: East Asia
- 8.5 Southeast Asia
- Chapter 9: Africa
- 9.1: North Africa and the African Transition Zone
- 9.2: Sub-Saharan Africa
- Chapter 10: Australia and New Zealand
- Chapter 11: The Pacific
This text was adapted (with permission) from both World Regional Geography: People, Places, and Globalization and World Regional Geography by Caitlin Finlayson. You can visite Caitlin’s website here!
I’ve taken excerpts from both of the above-mentioned resources and heavily edited and added to them for my intended audience. While I’ve received permission to use/adapt both books, neither licensor endorses Guest Hollow or my use of their materials.
Information was also taken from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License and other resources (listed in the page credits).
This online book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.