The New World at Home

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Please note a special bundle, including The New World at Home and its picture-book companion, Geography Pictures for a Living Education, is available at a reduced price.

Introduce your students to the wonders of the world they live in with The New World at Home, a lively, engaging, and enthusiastic first book of geography for young students.

Perfectly curated for a Charlotte Mason style of education and comprised of 54 short chapters, you and your students shall journey to the far north where the sea is broken up with ice, where the polar bear prowls, and where beautiful lights of all different colours dance merrily across the sky. From there you shall continue to the New World, and shall learn about the ancient customs of the Native American. Up and down the country you shall travel, hearing as you go, many of the wondrous tales of the animals and people who live there.

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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.

Additional information

Weight 0.53 lbs
Book Type

Digital version, Print version


PDF, Paperback

Page count

136 pages

Print Product Size

A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in. / 148 x 210 mm)

First Published

June 2021

1 review for The New World at Home

  1. Amanda Goodchild

    This is a lovely living geography book for children in the early years of a formal Charlotte Mason education. The chapters are concise, yet give enough information to ignite curiosity. There is a breadth of topics covered as the author takes you around ‘The New World’ in your imagination. It is well designed too.

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