I absolutely love geography. This year, as always, my kids are doing a seperate geography course to learn more about geography and I sprinkle it into their history lessons also. Map Trek takes all the work of mixing it into your lesson plans. I love that you can purchase each unit or together in a bundle. If I'd realized how awesome it was, I would have done the bundle.
Each topic has three lesson plans. One for grades 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12. And the best part is that all the answers are located conveniently on the teacher's page. Sometimes with TL's program now, we have to really dig and although I don't mind the digging, it would be nice to be able to verify the answers.
The teacher's map is colored and has all the answers for you. The black and white map is for the student to complete with the lesson plans that are given for the topic that your working on. I purchased the New World book. Here are all the topics that are covered:
I can honestly say that I never considered doing a map for Daniel Boone. Or how about the Pony Express and the Telegraph lines? I can't wait to dig deeper into this set.
And did I mention the curriculum integration guides? The author has taken some of the popular history programs such as Story of the World, Ambleside, and Truthquest and labeled which maps are to be used with each lesson. What a treasure!
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