I'm not big on workbooks generally, but I love the Visual Guide Workbooks. They feature colorful, fun, infographics packed with great information, and questions and activities to go with them. I have a child who often struggled to pay attention to long written passages but almost always remembered the stuff he saw in the pictures and diagrams. That made these workbooks perfect for him.
While the lessons aren't in any particular order they do tend to focus on some major themes. And so I've put together a free printable guide to the topics in these books so that, if you wanted to you could use them to supplement things you are already learning about in your homeschool. I've found that it's ok to skip around in the books a little. A friend of mine who's a reading teacher says it's good for kids to have access to both reading passages exactly at their levels, and ones a little lower and a little above their level, and I find this good advice. So I organized my "guide to the guides" in a way that you could find all the pages in all levels of the book on a certain subject. That could be useful if you were using this with more than one child as well.
Solar System page from the Visual Guide to 3rd Grade
Look at that gorgeous page on space! Space is a major theme in several of the Visual Guide books (see the bottom of this page for links to all the books and a listing of their major themes). My child really responds well to colorful, quality graphics in workbooks and worksheets like these. But while you can find a loot of great free worksheets online, pages with colorful backgrounds like this are expensive to print, so if you want something like this, it's actually cheaper in the long run to buy workbooks like these.
Ancient Egypt page from the Visual Guide to 1st Grade
These books include a lot of pages from History too. Most are are related to US history but in the 1st grade book there's a little world history sprinkled in as well, like the page on ancient Egypt shown above. Each of these pages is followed up by questions, and often activities, on the following pages.
Human Anatomy page from the Visual Guide to 3rd Grade
Monarch butterfly page from the Visual Guide to 2nd Grade
Below you can find links to these books, and major themes in them. I considered it a major theme if there were 3 or more sections related in some way to it. These are of course just a few of the topics included in these books.
Animals Life, Inventions
Visual Guide to 1st Grade
National Parks and Monuments,
American History, Native Americans*,
US Government/Our Capitol, Africa, World Cultures,
Animal Life, Environment and Conservation,
Visual Guide to 2nd Grade
American History, Presidents/Patriotic Symbols,
National Parks and Monuments,
Animal Life, Earth Science, Sports, Weather*
Visual Guide to 3rd Grade
National Parks and Monuments, American History,
Earth Science, Space, Technology, Health
Use this guide to find topics in the
Visual Guidebooks to supplement
your homeschool lessons
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