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