Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Homeschool in the Woods

I have conducted many a web search for printable maps. So, of course, I was thrilled when I received a massive collection of maps to review from Homeschool in the Woods.

"It is our desire to encourage, through a variety of hands-on, visual ways, an excitement and love of learning history that leaves a student itching to know more! Mapping through history is crucial, as it helps a child determine "where" the topic of study takes place. It creates an anchor point, allowing the child to understand the topic in context to its climate, politics, and geography."
Old World Style Modern and Historical United States Maps (a set of over 180 maps) has three types of printable maps for each state (labeled, unlabeled or an outline). There are several historical maps dating back to Colonial America. Present day physical and political maps of the US are included as well. And then, there are state fact notebooking pages for every single United State and full color flag pictures too! I'd love to have the flags in black and white, but didn't find those in my offering. Old World Style Modern and Ancient World Maps (over 130 maps) almost contains too much for me to even describe! It is perfect for an historical study, as there are printable maps from ancient China, Egypt, Palestine and Rome (and many more). Modern day maps are there from all seven continents plus oceans. There are more than 40 different notebooking pages where students can describe people of the past, flora and fauna of certain countries and even note a country's distinctive food using the recipe cards provided. (Those are just a few examples.)

I have already used some of the state maps for my Cub Scout den, along with a few notebooking pages. As my boys grow, these maps will be perfect for our History and Geography notebooks.
The best part is, I don't think I'll have to do a web search for a map for a long time!

Please note, this product was given to me free of charge in exchange for my review. I received no additional compensation.

3 comments:

  1. I found their website when I first started reseraching homeschooling. Do you think these maps/style of learning falls in line with Charlotte Mason? It looks very tempting! I am trying to get next year's school preparations together before me move, and it is overwhelming at times! :o) Thanks!

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  2. I had never heard of them before I reviewed this. I think how you use them determines if they fall in line with CM. I need to sit down and plan too. I'd really like to focus on CM next year! Good luck on the move. When are you moving?

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  3. Oh, just read your blog post. Washington sounds like great fun!

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