World Explorer Journal

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Create your own guide to the world with the World Explorer Journal.  Kids draw, sketch, and write tidbits about the world in this journal as you learn with the Layers of Learning curriculum.

The World Explorer Journal is an 8 1/2″ x 11″ spiral-bound book with a coated coil binding.  The pages are printed on 60# premium paper and the cover is high gloss 100# paper with outside lamination.  The pages are titled to correspond with each Layers of Learning unit.

How to Fill Your Book

Many pages include prompts and simple outline maps for you to fill in the way you want. Each page also includes lots of blank space so kids can fill in facts about the landscape, culture, or people from each part of the world. Here are some ideas of things you can add:

  • Graphs showing temperature, population, major religions, and so on
  • Recipes from the region or country
  • Landmarks, manmade or natural
  • Foreign vocabulary
  • Interesting facts
  • Definitions
  • Pictures printed from the internet or cut out of magazines
  • Flaps, pockets, or mini-books pasted on the pages
A sample page from the World Explorer Journal.
Most of the pages have prompts like this that highlight the most important concepts and give direction.

The left hand side of this page is full of things we learned about as we studied Layers of Learning Unit 1-3, “Global Grids”.  Each of the two page spreads matches a Layers of Learning unit.

This page, below, began with the outline map of the Arabian Peninsula and a prompt “Can you draw a camel?” on the right hand page.  The things on the page were found in books and videos as we learned about this part of the world.  The drawings are free-hand using images from the internet as guides.


Weight 19 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × .75 in

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1 review for World Explorer Journal

  1. This journal is the perfect place for my geography loving kid to sketch maps, flags, and more! We love that the pages reference the unit we are studying, and the extra prompts listed on some pages add an extra layer of learning. I love that some of the maps are drawn in here so that it is easy to label and identify key features in each region.

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