I love Homeschool in the Woods. I’ve used their timeline figures for years, and have found their history units fun as well as educational.
This year’s TOS Crew received Olde World Style U.S. Maps and World Maps downloads for review. These wonderful and intricately drawn maps are available in PDF format as downloaded files, or on CD.
The maps are beautiful, high-quality renderings with an old-fashioned look. They’re versatile, too. For each of the 50 states in the U.S. Maps set, there’s a labeled map, an unlabeled map showing rivers and other features, and an outline map (ready for the student to draw in the features).
Bonus notebooking pages are included, with a form for each state, perfect for a state study (state bird, motto, flag, etc.). A teacher key is included for each with the answers, for your convenience. There are even full-color state flags to print out, either to cut out and paste on the state notebooking page, or for other uses. Oh, and don’t let me forget to mention the historical maps that are included, both labeled and unlabeled, and the physical and political maps.
The World Map set includes both Ancient and Modern map versions. Within each category are choices: labeled, blank, no titles, sometimes no borders. Among the historic maps are Chinese dynasties, Biblical maps (such as Old Testament Israel, Israel in Jesus’ time, and Paul’s journeys).
Bonus notebooking pages provide spice for documenting your geography studies, with an imaginative flair. Design your own postcards, write a report on a fancy background, record information about people and their cultures on a variety of forms.
Both map sets provide notebook covers and grouped PDF files, which allow you to print out all the maps at once, rather than one at a time. (On the other hand, it’s just as easy to pick out just one map from the menu.) Both versions are designed to run in a browser and are both Mac and PC compatible.
World Maps and U.S. Maps are available from Homeschool in the Woods for $18.95 each as a download file, or in a combo pack for $28.95. CDs are $19.95 each or $29.95 together.
This is definitely value for the money, and a product that you can use for years to come.
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Disclaimer: TOS Crew members were given free download copies of Olde World U.S. Maps and World Maps for personal use and the review purposes. No monetary compensation was involved.