Friday, August 6, 2010

Map Trek (Giveaway!)

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For several years, I have been using Knowledge Quest’s Blackline Maps of World History, by Terri Johnson. This wonderful collection of historical maps has been very useful in our home school. I have loved being able to quickly print a map that corresponds to whatever we are studying in history. I actually have several books of outline maps and this has been my favorite. When my oldest daughter was in ninth grade, she spent hours every week on the internet attempting to label the historical outline maps assigned by her teacher—I wish I’d had this book back then for ready reference!

Now, Knowledge Quest has produced a new and even better book of historical maps, entitled Map Trek. The Map Trek series includes beautiful full color, labeled teacher maps--image

and unlabeled student maps with minimal color for ease of labeling and printing.

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Each map includes lesson plans for 3 different age groups.

The Map Trek options include--

Ancient World, Medieval World, New World, Modern World, and US Edition. I was given the opportunity to review Map Trek—Ancient World, which includes:

  • 34 Full-color teacher answer maps.
  • 32 Blank outline maps for the student.
  • 4 Grid maps
  • 2 Blank grids (different size grids)
  • Instructions for how to use these maps
  • Lesson Plans
  • Glossary of terms
  • 89 total pages
  • just $14.95

Are you concerned about fitting them into your existing curriculum? No worries. The Knowledge Quest website has free integration guides for many popular curriculums, including Mystery of History, Story of the World, and Truth Quest, that tell you exactly where each map will fit into (and enhance) your curriculum. A great time-saver!

I absolutely love these maps! They will make a wonderful addition to Emily’s history and geography notebooks. If I need a map of Early Greece, or the 12 Tribes of Israel, or the Punic Wars, or Ancient China, it is right here at my fingertips, along with lesson plans that tell the student exactly what to label.  And of course the teacher’s map is right there, either for me to check Emily’s work, or for her to refer to as she labels her own map. A 47 page sampler of these maps is available at Knowledge Quest, so be sure to download them and try them out.

Map Trek is currently only available in e-book form. That works well for me, because it’s so easy to print off just the pages I need.

Giveaway: Knowledge Quest is giving away a Map Trek Ancient Maps e-book ($14.95 value)  to one of my readers.  To enter, visit the Knowledge Quest site and tell me what you think of the maps or what other product interests you. Giveaway ends on Aug. 19. Winner will be chosen by random.org. (Be sure to leave your email in your entry.)

Additional entries: (Leave a separate comment for each.)

1. “Like” Knowledge Quest on Facebook.

2. Sign up for the Knowledge Quest newsletter (and receive free product samples).

3. Follow Debbie’s Homeschool Corner on Google Friend Connect.

4.  Blog about this giveaway. (2 entries—leave a separate comment for each entry.)

5. Visit my Super Star Speech website and sign up for the email list. (Watch for a Super Star Speech giveaway coming soon.)

6. Comment on my Super Star Speech blog.

7. Add the Back 2 School Blog Bash button to your blog. (Please leave a link.)

8. Enter any giveaway at these other Back 2 School Blog Bash sites:

3 Boys and a Dog

Mommie’s Angels

Jamerican Spice

Laughing Lindsay

I received this product free from Knowledge Quest in order to write this review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are my own. I am an affiliate for Knowledge Quest and will benefit from referrals, but this did not influence my review. 

34 comments:

  1. Hi. I just recently started homeschooling. Love these maps and how you can fit them in to your curriculum.

    sstffrd@gmail.com

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  2. I would be interested in the Star Spangled State Book.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  3. I love all the timelines! Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

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  4. I like many of the Knowledge Quest products, but I'd especially like a timeline since we don't have one yet. It's a great way to help visualize history.

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  5. I'm entering on the other blogs. I love these giveaways.

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  6. Ive got the blog button, left sidebar:

    http://embracingdestiny.blogspot.com

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  7. these are amazing maps id also like to try the Map Trek: US Edition
    saraanny@hotmail.com

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  8. Liked Knowledge Quest on Facebook
    sara mather
    saraanny@hotmail.com

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  9. Signed up for the Knowledge Quest newsletter
    saraanny@hotmail.com

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  10. Following Debbie’s Homeschool Corner on Google Friend Connect
    sara mather
    saraanny@hotmail.com

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  11. Visited Super Star Speech website and sign up for the email list
    saraanny@hotmail.com

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  12. I really like the modern Map Trek alot!
    monique_lise@hotmail.com

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  13. The Map Trek set seems like an organized way to incorporate maps with history programs. I need someone else to find the maps - this makes it easy. momof5fish@yahoo.com

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  14. These look like they'd be a great addition to our homeschool!! I would love the wall time lines too--I had plans to make my own, but haven't found time for it yet and we really need a concrete, visual reference!

    momsmilkbcs (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  15. Liked Knowledge Quest on facebook

    momsmilkbcs (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. Signed up for the Super Star Speech email list

    momsmilkbcs (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. Commented on the Super Star Speech blog (the Aug. 6 entry.....I'm so excited to see that site!!)

    momsmilkbcs (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  18. This looks like a great product. I have a child who is always asking me where things are and scanning her globe. A Child’s Geography: Explore His Earth looks good too!
    squeakandus(at)msn(dot)com

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  19. http://www.knowledgequestmaps.com/Wonders-of-Old-CD-ROM.html like this
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  20. follow your blog

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  21. I am a huge fan of their maps. I am especially interested this year bu the Ancient History set, since that's what we'll be covering, but eventually I'd like to squeeze enough for the complete collection out of our homeschooling budget! I'm sure we'd end up using it all.

    erind35(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  22. the maps are awesome, i also like the A Child’s Geography: Explore the Holy Land by Ann Voskamp

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  23. I subscribed to their newsletter.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  24. I signed up for your email.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  25. I follow you on GFC.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  26. I “Like” Knowledge Quest on Facebook
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  27. I suscribed to their newsletter.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  28. I entered the Easy Lunchboxes giveaway.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  29. I'm interested in What Really Happened During The Middle Ages. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  30. Well... I love Terri's maps that I've seen, I'd love to see more! :) Nice to see you! And the Child's Geography Books look great as well! (Thanks for posting on the TOS year 2 yahoo group!) Blessings~

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