I was adding some map references to my sidebar today (mainly for my own reference). In the past, I've had the hardest time finding good map resources. I know lots of pre-packaged curriculums come with good resources, but since I'm not going that route, I needed to find some good resources. Here are some good ones, if you are in need of these too.
I think it is neat to do geography with whatever studies you are doing. Geography is just like a time line, but instead of giving your subject a place in time, it gives them a place on our globe, and puts what the kids study in reference. Geography doesn't need to be anything fancy. Just find on the map where it is, mark it, draw a picture if you like, color in if you like. And, if the process is simple, kids just love maps.
Here are some resources:
Resources To Buy
- Knowledge Quest MapsExcellent Historical Maps - tied in with history
- Evan-Moor World Reference Maps & Forms (includes U.S. but not individual states)
- Evan-Moor Maps of the USA
- Instructional Fair Blank Map Outlines - United States and the World