Some people love World History, others endure it. Wherever on the spectrum your family is, this collection will help you to a greater understanding of World History. How much land did Alexander the Great control? Where did the Blackfoot Indians live? How much land did Daniel Boone explore? Where exactly did Lewis & Clark go? If your children have ever asked you one of these questions while studying history, you would appreciate owning this great resource from Terri Johnson at Knowledge Quest. http://www.knowledgequestmaps.com/Map-Trek-Outline-Maps.html
Each of the 4 major sections of the printed book (Ancient World, Medieval World, New World, and Modern World) includes age appropriate Lesson Plans to help you plan your geographical trek through history. The book concludes with maps of each of the U.S. states and facts relating to their statehood.
One particularly interesting map (to us) is on page 192 that shows the order and dates the southern states were re-admitted to the Union after the Civil War. Since we've been studying the war for a while, these dates show just how long the beginning of the reconstruction process took, and have given us more to think about. Four years at war, eleven to try to rebuild, and areas and people that still struggle today with what happened 150 years ago.
This resource is also available as a digital download (each of the 6 e-books individually-the 4 mentioned above, plus U.S. maps, plus blackline maps- or as a bundle for $47), so you can pick and choose which maps to print, and which ones you just want blacklines of for your students to practice their geography skills on.
I prefer the printed, bound version ($55 with a CD-Rom of the blacklines in the back), because I find it easier to pull off the shelf and flip through to find the map we're needing than to pause whomever is using the computer so we can find what we need on the hard drive. Whichever version you chose, I think you too will find that this resource blends rather seamlessly with many History curriculums available today.
Aren't there times you just wish you could give someone $5 to find the answer for you? Well, invest those $5 times into the answers found in this resource.
Private school, public school, or Homeschool family, this collection is an investment in understanding. Isn't that the real reason for studying History anyway?
So the next time you child asks "Mom, where's Mesopotamia? I can't find it on the globe!" You'll be glad you spent the time to order your copy.
Final thought? Now I finally know where 'Kush' was! Enjoy your travels!