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Schoolhouse Review: Knowledge Quest~MapTrek

If you love maps and history, then you need to make a stop at Knowledge Quest. They have everything you need to get teach geography with your history studies, maps, timelines, history readers, geography programs and they also have games and Mobile Apps! Whew talk about an array of items. Personally, I can spend hours at their website. You can find them at Facebook and Twitter too.

My current homeschool history program uses Map Trek in many of their core programs, so naturally when it came up for review, I was once again excited! Map Trek can be used with just about any history program, like Sonlight, WinterPromise, Heart of Dakota or your favorite. In fact, Knowledge Quest has made it easy for you by offering free guides via pdf, to some of the most popular history programs.

For this review I received a beautiful, full color, hardbound book with the complete collection of maps on a CD-ROM. The book is absolutely gorgeous (did I mention that this was on my list for next years school). Since I don't have a Kindle, Nook or any other way cool device, I love having a physical book that I can snuggle up with and flip through to see exactly what I want to print.
The book and CD-ROM can be purchased for $55.00. You can also purchase the different time periods individually on CD or if you need your maps super fast order a downloadable Ebook for $14.95 each. For a saving of $30.00 you can also purchase a 6 Ebook set for $47.00. 

A quote from Knowledge Quest:
"Map Trek is an atlas plus historical outline maps that allow you to teach geography alongside history. This is a resource that any homeschool parent can use with brilliant success, even if you don't remember a thing from your history or geography classes in public school."

Map Trek also includes lessons plans. There are three levels to choose from each with a suggested grade level. Level A (grades 1-4), Level B (grades 5-8), Level (grades 9-12) C.
Full color teacher maps that are labeled for you. No guessing and fumbling, while trying to locate the Gobi Desert.
 There is also an unlabeled map for your students to fill in the various places you are learning about.
How did we use Map Trek? Our history program uses A Child's History of the World, which happens to be one of the guides that Map Trek put together. I didn't have to figure out which map to use because it was already done for me.
I used Map Trek with Caleb and Brent. As I read from A Child's History of the World, we had the map for that chapter in front of us so we could locate and see the places I was reading about. We would find the places on a globe as well. Once done with the reading I would follow the lesson plans that are included in the book. I printed out a 'teacher' map and an unlabeled map for both boys and let them copy from the teacher map.

What did I think of Map Trek? Well, I love maps. I wasn't always this way but once I started homeschooling I became addicted, so that pretty much sums it up for me. Map Trek is a keeper and I look forward to using it in the years to come.

What did the boys think? They like maps too and enjoyed locating places. Labeling or coloring the maps, not so much. Anything that has to do with writing, the would much prefer to skip. 

There are many more reviews to read of Map Trek, at the Schoolhouse Review website.

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**Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.

2 comments

  1. THANK YOU!!! Our sweet gift arrived from you today :) Thank you for thinking of us.

    (((Hugs)))

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