My family has enjoyed various unit studies and the generous freebies Terri Johnson shares through the email subscriptions, but our most-used products are the Map Trek files. These are amazing PDF e-books that contain maps, blackline maps, explanations and directions....all in chronological order! Much of our homeschooling is history-based and these beautiful pages perfectly coincide with the lessons we do in combination with Story of the World and Mystery of History. The lesson plans share instructions and ideas for multiple grade levels, allowing all of us to work together to create beautiful geography notebooks, each child learning at his or her own pace.
I know, I know; I'm gushing. I just can't help it. But if you aren't sure these products could actually be that great, see for yourself! You can download a Map Trek sampler pack for free, including 32 maps with lesson plans. Just sign up for the newsletter (which includes other periodic freebies) and tell me if you think I'm exaggerating. I'm not.
Map Trek volumes include:
Volume 1: Ancient World (which includes excellent bible history maps)
Volume 2: Medieval World
Volume 3: New World
Volume 4: Modern World
Volume 5: U.S. Edition
Each Map Trek PDF costs between $14.95-$19.95. Purchased individually (as I have over the last few years) this totals around $80. While completely worth it, I strongly recommend the purchase of the hardcover book and accompanying CD-ROM. It only costs $55 and comes with glossy, beautiful pages that your printer just can't compete with and includes all of the Map Trek Titles. That is at least 5 years of geography studies for each grade level, taking you from 1st through 12th grade.
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