Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book

Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book

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Item #: 003136
ISBN: 9781628630008
Grades: PK-AD

Product Description:

From that mogul of maps, Josh Wiggers (of Geography Matters), comes this valuable resource with over 130 reproducible maps. Need a map for Hannibal's travels, hurricane tracking, or habitat studies? It's here! No more wasted time searching for that elusive map of the ancient Middle East! Includes maps of each of the fifty states, continents, ancient historical regions, historical war regions, and more.

Category Description for Exploring America (Gr. 9-12):

While not uncommon for high school students to study both American History and American Literature in the same year (typically 11th grade), it is unusual to find a curriculum that weaves the two together. Exploring America goes one step further, not only combining history and literature, but also Bible/Faith. The result is a comprehensive, intensely Christian look at the events, the people, the culture, and the faith of our nation with an emphasis on a God-centered worldview. A student completing the course as outlined would earn three high school credits history, English (literature and composition), and Bible. Obviously designed with the homeschool student/family in mind, the two volumes (each about 400 pgs.) that make up the curriculum text are very readable and interesting, with carefully chosen illustrations. The text is written directly to the student with lessons clearly laid out and easy to follow. Volume 1 covers Columbus to Reconstruction; Volume 2, the late 1800's to the Present. These two volumes plus a resource book American Voices are included in the Curriculum Package. American Voices is a collection of speeches, poetry, and writings from original sources that are used in the course in addition to the literature selections. The literature selections (a whole book approach) have been carefully chosen. The author, Ray Notgrass, states clearly that the perspective of faith influenced the literature selections and that the goal was well-written redemptive literature. Accordingly, some typical American Lit reads are omitted. In addition to selections from American Voices, the following books are studied: The Scarlet Letter, Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Co. Aytch (Civil War diary of Sam Watkins), Little Women, Humorous Stories and Sketches, Up from Slavery, In His Steps, Mama's Bank Account, Miracle on the Hills, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Giver.

There are 30 weekly units, each with five lessons. Each unit begins by listing the lessons and memory verse(s) along with the books used and suggested writing assignments (typically 2-3 assignments; each 1-2 pgs. long; student chooses one) for each unit. Each fifth lesson is a Bible/worldview lesson. Each lesson includes a related scripture reference and each unit includes a timeline of world events.

The Curriculum Package includes the two text manuals (Parts 1 & 2) plus American Voices.

The Student Review Pack is optional and contains three pieces: The Student Review Book, Quiz and Exam Book and Answer Key.

The Student Review Book features lesson review questions, literature review questions, Bible commentary and literary analysis. The set of review questions from the text as well as the American Voices assignments for each lesson can be answered either orally or on paper. The Bible commentary is to aid the student in profiting from the Bible reading and study. Also included in the student review book are literary analysis segments and questions for each book selection. The Quiz and Exam book is just that - quizzes (for each unit) and six exams. The Answer Key has answers to all review and literary analysis questions, quizzes and exams.

This is an excellent course for the serious student who wants to study both American history and American literature from the perspective of God's Word and Sovereignty. ~ Janice

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George Wiggers
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Geography Matters
0.8813 (lbs.)
11.12" x 8.62" x 0.5"
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To supplement our geography curriculum.
Kimra on Jul 28, 2022
For the online World Geography High School class from Woke Homeschooling
Amy W on Aug 23, 2021
To supplement our geography curriculum.
Kimra on Jul 28, 2022
I choose because it works with the social studies text Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide 4th Ed
CARLENE H on Sep 7, 2021
For the online World Geography High School class from Woke Homeschooling
Amy W on Aug 23, 2021
Recommendation from friend
Tara W on Aug 17, 2021
for an online class
Melissa H on Aug 12, 2021
Recommended resource for use with Trail Guide to U.S. Geography
Ariane G on Aug 10, 2021
I wanted to make sure I had good maps to use for our world geography course
Alyssa on Jul 23, 2021
recommended with Trail Guide to World Geography
Amanda C on May 7, 2021
Recommended by Trail Guide to World Geography.
Nicole E on Sep 14, 2020
I like having regional maps to focus on certain areas. The design is neat, yet detailed.
Margaret C on Aug 27, 2020
Need it for Geography curriculum
Sally D on Aug 19, 2020
I wanted to use this to practice naming countries and such for geography.
Tiffany R on Aug 17, 2020
Recommended in the Well Trained MInd
Brooke R on Aug 10, 2020
homeschool convenience
ANDREA S on Aug 8, 2020
To supplement our Geography curriculum.
Courtney D on Jul 23, 2020
I chose this to save time and have quick acess to blank maps for geography as online searchs for free printables takes up too much time and usually ends in frustration.
Leah C on May 21, 2020
no more searching for a printable online!
Anissa T on Oct 10, 2019
I needed a variety of map outlines for my class and this had all the ones I needed.
Abby K on Sep 25, 2019
Thorough, but straight forward.
Mary K on Aug 15, 2019
Best selection of maps that I've seen. Looking forward to using it.
Tom E on Aug 8, 2019
Good product
Kiyomi F on Oct 19, 2018
Recommended by rep - Deanne- at Rainbow Resource. Was looking for a book of map outlines that I could use in the co-op I am teaching. Thinking this will do the job - and then for later classes and projects, too.
Kevin And Jozina P on Aug 13, 2018
Will be dabbling in Trail Guide to the US and World this coming school year and thought I would go ahead with their maps book instead of hunting online for free maps. The investment seemed worth the time and effort I would otherwise spend.
Noelia on Aug 15, 2017
Home school geography
Jacqueline A on May 27, 2017
We always need maps at hand to know where we are when we are reading various things.
Amanda D on Mar 22, 2017
Indispensable,all-purpose resource for history and geography. I use these all the time.
Rebekah D on Sep 10, 2016
Simply Charlotte Mason
Christina H on Aug 7, 2016
To supplement Around the World in 180 Days
Mary Lou E on Aug 1, 2016
It was recommended with another product.
Kathleen C on Jul 20, 2016
Iâ??ve heard great things about this and I think it will make geography easier!
Grace K on Jul 14, 2016
I believe this will help us achieve our goal of being able to free hand a map of the entire world by the time my kids graduate.
Sarah G on Apr 9, 2016
This will save us so much time and came highly recommended by a friend.
Elizabeth M on Jan 6, 2016
They were recommended in the book, "The Well Trained Mind" and I thought I would check them out.
Altanita P on Jan 5, 2016
I choose because it works with the social studies text Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide 4th Ed
CARLENE H on Sep 7, 2021
Recommendation from friend
Tara W on Aug 17, 2021
what size tracing paper works best with these maps?
Justina on Sep 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Each page is 8 1/2 by 11 inches. So that size tracing paper would be fine.
What is the copyright for printable maps? Can I print them for my classroom, or does each student need a book?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Here is a quote directly from page 6, titled, “Helpful Hints for Amazing Activities”: “These maps are copyrighted, but I want your students to learn. So copying is permitted for families, co-op classes, or one classroom - NOT for an entire school.” Also, I found engaging a Rainbow Resource rep via LiveChat can help answer questions.
Is there a reason you sell this edition (1999) rather than the newer (2005) one?
Diana N on Jun 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Actually, we carry the 3rd edition which has a 2013 copyright (confirmed by warehouse check).
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great investment for the homeschool library.
I love this book, so useful!!!
April 20, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
reproducible, well-designed for mapping activities
I hesitated to buy this book as there are so many *free* online maps to download, but having tried that in the past, I knew the process to be time-consuming and often with poor results (so many printing issues!).

My fourth-grader has been using these maps along with the Trail Guides to US and World Geo and she is truly enjoying them. I had the binding cut to make copying easier and am thrilled to see her using atlases and other geography resources to complete mapping assignments. This book would be a great addition to any geography study. Glad I made the investment.
September 18, 2017
over 5 years ago

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