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Encompass Viewpoints

New Grade 1 Mapping Program

New! Hands-On, Activity-Based Program

Introduce young learners to geography using developmentally appropriate manipulatives and activities that are easy to teach and fun to learn!

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Encompass Viewpoints introduces first graders to geography through the following topics:

  • Unit 1: What can we learn from maps and globes?
  • Unit 2: What can we learn about neighborhoods?
  • Unit 3: What can we learn about the United States?
  • Unit 4: What can we learn about the world?

Build Foundational Skills

Using hands-on activities, you’ll teach first graders the following foundational skills and concepts.

  • Identifying symbols, land, and water on a map
  • Comparing maps and globes and continents and oceans
  • Identifying changes in our world
  • Finding a route and locating states on a map
  • Identifying north, south, east, and west
  • Understanding day and night and changes within neighborhoods

Supplement Social Studies with Turnkey Activities

Encompass is a fun and flexible way to teach geographic literacy. Skills-based activities can be taught sequentially or stand on their own. And at 15-30 minutes, they’re easy to fit into instructional time.

In addition to hands-on learning time, activities include an assessment and a cross-curricular extension. And we provide answer keys too.

Examples of activities: Scavenger Hunt, Pictures and Symbols, Reading a Map, Natural or not?

Get a Cartful of Components

Grade 1 includes the following components. Your students will enjoy working collaboratively with the writable globe, maps, and Place Mat.

  • Encompass Viewpoints Teacher’s Guide
  • See the World Student Atlas – set of 6
  • 9″ Activity Globe – set of 6
  • U.S./World Desk Map – set of 30
  • Community Desk Map – set of 15
  • Social Studies Place Mat – set of 6
  • U.S. Natural Regions Raised Relief Map – set of 6
  • Wide Tipped Markers – set of 30
  • Elementary Atlas Cart
  • 5-year digital subscription – coming 2023!
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“The Atlases are age appropriate and are bright and inviting for the students. The teachers like the resources that go with the atlases since they connect with literacy lessons and standards. I also like how the atlases build upon each other each year, you can really see the progression of geography skills.”
Suzanne Gons
District Supervisor of Social Studies

Essential Geography Resources

GRADE 1 ATLAS

Grade 1 Atlas Pack

Spanish Atlas Pack

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Elementary

  • Maps: Primary: ELS
  • Maps: Primary: Readiness
  • Maps: Primary: Outline World Map
  • Maps: Intermediate: Physical
  • Maps: Intermediate: Political
  • Maps: Intermediate: Continents and Oceans Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Wealth of Countries Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Precipitation Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Temperature Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Time Zones Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Land Use Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Population Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Outline World Map
  • U.S. History:1 Native Americans
  • U.S. History:2 Spanish Explorers
  • U.S. History:3 Explorers
  • U.S. History:4 The Great Exchange
  • U.S. History:5 European Settlements
  • U.S. History:6 Thirteen Britishi Colonies
  • U.S. History:7 Slevery In the Americas
  • U.S. History:8 Revolutionary War
  • State Map

Secondary

  • Maps: Intermediate: Physical
  • Maps: Intermediate: Political
  • Maps: Intermediate: Continents and Oceans Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Wealth of Countries Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Precipitation Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Temperature Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Time Zones Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Land Use Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Population Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Outline World Map
  • Maps: Secondary: Land Use Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Population Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Political Relief
  • Maps: Secondary: Land Cover
  • Maps: Secondary: Scupltural Relief
  • Maps: Secondary: Growing Seasons Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Climate Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Tectonic Plates Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Precipitation Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Outline World Map
  • State Map

U.S. History

  • Native Americans
  • Spanish Explorers
  • Explorers
  • The Great Exchange
  • European Settlements
  • Thirteen British Colonies
  • Slavery in the Americas
  • Revolutionary War
  • American Expansion
  • Explorations of the West
  • Trails West
  • War with Mexico
  • Slavery Divides the Nation
  • Slavery and the Economy
  • Union and Confederacy
  • Civil War
  • Conflicts with Indians
  • Railroads Tansform the West
  • Industrial United States
  • Immigrants 1895–1929
  • World War I in Europe
  • Great Depression and Dust Bowl
  • World War II in Europe 1939–1942
  • World War II in the Pacific 1941–1945
  • Great Migration 1940–1970
  • Korean War
  • Cold War
  • Vietnam War
  • Persian Gulf War
  • A Shifting Population
  • Immigrants Sinve 1970

World History

  • New Babylonian Empire
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Chinese Dynasties
  • Ancient India
  • Athens and Sparta
  • Alexander’s Empire
  • Roman Empire
  • Barbarians and the Roman Empire
  • Silk Road and Eurasian Trade
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Charlemagne’s Frankish Empire and the Holy Roman Empire
  • Spread of Islam
  • World of the Crusades
  • China in the Middle Ages
  • Mongol Conquest
  • Rise and Fall of Shogun Japan
  • Exploration
  • Maya, Aztec, and Inca
  • European Exploration and Land Claims
  • African Empires and States
  • Rise of Ottoman Empire
  • Reformation and Counter Reformation
  • European Trading Empires
  • Rise and Fall of Mughal Empires
  • Independence in the Americas
  • Napoleon’s Europe
  • Europe After the Congress of Vienna
  • Africa Under Foreign Rule
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Cold War
  • World Conflicts Since 1991

Texas

  • Spanish Explorers
  • Western Explorations
  • Trails West
  • War with Mexico
  • Indian Wars
  • Railroads & The West
  • Great Migration
  • population Loss and Growth
  • Native Americans in TX
  • Spanish Settlements
  • Republic of Texas
  • Energy Resources of TX
  • Texas Readiness Map
  • Texas Desk Map
  • Texas State Map