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1 Stars Out Of 5
March 18, 2015
Considering that Map Trek is meant to be a primary resource for homeschoolers teaching geography, the inaccuracies are fatal flaws.
The two times I've used this resource with my six-year-old, I immediately noticed:
- Vermont was mislabeled as NH (New Hampshire) on the CD-ROM.
- The rivers Euphrates and Tigris did not join together before flowing into the Persian Gulf.
I would've returned this product if I had not opened the CD-ROM package.
In my opinion, Map Trek's inaccuracies outweigh the promised convenience. I'll have to double-check Map Trek against other sources every time I plan to use it with my six-year-old. I wish I had bought a different geography resource.
We began our year using another geography program(which we are still using), but I wanted a little more challenge for my 7th grader. Map Trek is complete and we are really excited to add this to our homeschool library and using it through High School!
I can hardly believe that nobody has reviewed this fantastic homeschool resource on Christian Book yet. I gasp at the thought of it! If you are homeschooling, this is the gold standard of geography. Terri Johnson is to geography what Andrew Pudewa is to writing!
I purchased this book and cd before it was released. It sat quietly on our shelf. Until one day I said, we need to do map drills and geography. I went to the internet and searched for a few things. One of my searches lead to Map Trek, I said to myself, I have that. I walked downstairs to the bookshelf and blew the dust of the book. A few weeks later I loaded the cd and realized how incredible this curriculum really is.
This is a complete geography curriculum when used alongside any history curriculum and real books. It covers the geography of every historical era, to include United States history. There are maps and blank maps of each state for state studies. Included is a world geography plan to learn world and U.S. geography in 7 months, through studying one area a month for 7 months. There are large printable maps of the world and continents that can also be used for map drills, one map is labeled the other is blank with grid lines. There are even large blank grid maps for each area that can be completely hand drawn in by older students. I've seen other geography curricula that are similar to this and cost more money.
You are getting maps and outlines of every era from ancient to modern, plus maps and outlines for states, the world, and the continents. There is also a map of the world time zones. Each historical map contains suggested activities for grades 1-12. Historical periods, state geography, and world geography, it's all here. The only things you need to supplement this are a good atlas for reference, a globe, and history books.