Top positive review
This Book is Near Perfect
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2017
I do not know why there are any negative reviews of this workbook. I have been searching high and low for a comprehensive workbook for geography/maps. Many of the materials I found were inadequate. I use this workbook for a wide range of ages from seven to sixteen.
It does begin on an elementary level and builds from there. I am glad it incorporates some orienteering. The students make their own maps, follow directions, use a compass rose and do a small project on making a compass.
The workbook is laid out in sections.
Section 1: Introduction to Maps and Map Skills - Floor Plans, Map Keys, Map Routes, Compasses, City/State/National Maps, Map Scales and Population Maps.
Section 2: United States Geography- Introduction to the U.S. and States, Boundaries and Rivers, Kinds of Maps: Political, Physical, Product and Climate Maps.
Section 3: United States Regions- Pacific, Mountain, North Central, South Central, Midwest, Northeastern and Southeastern States.
Section 4: North and South America- Introduction to North and South America, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Section 5: Grid Maps
Section 6: Global Geography- The Globe, Continents and Oceans, Hemispheres, Meridians of Longitude, Lines of Latitude, Latitude and Longitude and Time Zones.
Lastly, Maps and Geography Review Sheets.
Typically, when evaluating Geography educational materials the focus is either on U.S. Geography or World Geography. It is difficult to find a workbook that encompasses orienteering, city, state and national maps, specialized maps, neighborhood maps, state maps, continent maps, and longitude and latitude. I am writing this review to save you from having to spend hours searching for something you just can't find anywhere else. This workbook is educational and the student feedback is A+! They are always excited to do Maps & Geography.