Monday, July 16, 2012

Knowledge Quest Time Maps (Schoohouse Review)

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Generally maps are static—showing one time period in history. In the past, we’ve enjoyed using the historical maps produced by Knowledge Quest. They are great to print out, to label, and to put in a notebook to reinforce what we are studying in history.
 
Time Maps are different. Each Time Map includes a series of maps that cover a period in history. By moving from one map to another, it is easy to see how boundaries changed as time progressed. Very useful!
 
But, wait, there’s more! Various places on the maps are clickable. When they are clicked, information boxes pop up telling about various people groups or events at that time.
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And….there’s a box to click for review questions to see if your student is really paying attention!
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And….additional activities are suggested for each set of maps, such as making timeline, charts, printable maps to label, and discussion questions that encourage analysis of historical events.
 
And…they are really fun! I’ve really enjoyed clicking from map to map, following the progression of an area through history. These are for my child to use? Well, she can share, can’t she?
 
Time Maps cover these topics:
  • Ancient China
  • European Exploration and Discovery
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade
  • The Black Death
  • The Rise of the Roman Empire
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire
  • The Rise of Islam

We’ve enjoyed our introduction to TimeMaps and will find them a valuable asset as we study world history this fall.

Each map unit is $9.95 and the complete set is $44.95. I think they would be useful for upper elementary ages and up.

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received a free set of Time Maps in order to write this review. All opinions are my own.
 
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