The New World at Home is intended to be used with students in Form I (ages 6-8), and provides a first introduction to the study of geography for young children. It is a brand new edition of a book first published over a hundred and fifty years ago. Penned by sisters, Mary and Elizabeth Kirby, in the 1860s, The World at Home was a beloved first geography book for children in the nineteenth century. Now retitled The New World at Home the text has been fully updated for use by twenty-first century students of geography, whilst fully maintaining the spirit in which the original was written. Treating the text with great respect, we have done our very best to maintain the writing style and spirit in which the original was written.
This revised edition contains content from the first half of Mary and Elizabeth Kirby’s original publication and covers The Frozen Zone and the Americas. It contains fifty-four short lessons and is intended to be read over the course of one academic school year.
To accompany the reading of this book we highly recommend its picture-book companion, Geography Pictures for a Living Education: The New World at Home, which can be purchased individually or as part of a special bundle here.