Uncle Josh's Outline Maps CD-ROM

Uncle Josh's Outline Maps CD-ROM

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ISBN: 9781931397100
Grades: PK-AD

Product Description:

All the same outline maps that are in Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book, but with a few extras: Canadian Provinces and Territories, Ancient Civilizations, Mongols, Thirteen Colonies, 10/40 Window, and state maps with USA inserts. The following shaded relief outline maps are also included: Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, North and South America, World, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In all, there are over 260 printable maps. Windows requirements: Windows 95 or later; Mac requirements: OS 9 or later; Acrobat 5.0 or above (included); and an inkjet or laser printer (recommended). Revised in 2008. ~ Zach

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




Category Description for Trail Guide to World Geography:

This book literally blazes a trail through geography - all you have to do is follow it! Cindy Wiggers has done a terrific job of combining questions, mapping, and other activities into a fun, easy-to-teach approach to geography. Intended as a thirty-six week program, the first twenty-seven of these include a variety of activities. The first weeks encompass the world as a whole; then you focus on different regions continent by continent. Within each week there are several different methods of learning. One of these, Geography Trails, provides questions four days a week that will improve the student's ability to use maps to locate countries, capitals, bodies of water, and landforms, teach them valuable geography terms and learn many geography facts. Different questions are given for grades 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10, so that you can use this book for children at different levels at the same time. Additional geography activities for every week are in the form of "Points of Interest," where you can take time to learn more extensively. Activities to choose from include mapping, researching, suggestions for art projects, and weekly projects to compile into your very own geography notebook. Then it's Geography through Literature for the last nine weeks as you read through Around the World in 80 Days. Questions for each chapter are provided, as are ideas for additional research and spelling and vocabulary words. Happy trails!

Please note that that this course provides a framework for studying world geography, and relies on additional resources for reference, maps, and activities. Required resources include: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (if you are planning on completing the literature portion of the study) and an age-appropriate world atlas (suggested atlases listed below). Three "key" recommended resources you will rely heavily on for many of the activities include the Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide, Uncle Josh's Map Book (in book form, or CD-ROM), and Visual Manna's Teaching Geography Through Art (for the art in geography lessons). Although you could make the study work without these, they are often referred to in the lessons, and the program would work much more easily with them. These and other recommended resources are listed below, including atlases for students of different grades. Please note that the Beginner and Intermediate World Atlas are identical to the Jr. Classroom Atlas and Classroom Atlas, which are sold only to schools. An almanac is also recommended, in case you don't have one on hand, we recommend the World Alamanac & Book of Facts. A Geographical Terms chart is also recommended; we are unable to offer this specifc one, but it is available from Geography Matters. Stephanie




Category Description for Trail Guide to U.S. Geography:

Following the same great format as Trail Guide to World Geography (see description), this book focuses on U.S. Geography. The thirty-six weekly lessons in this book cover the fifty states, organized by region. Students study the states at a rate of about two per week. This easy-to-teach book covers essential geographical facts and features of each state. This trail guide includes 5-minute daily drills, mapping, building a geography notebook--or using the optional student notebook--and a wide variety of additional projects. The literature unit in this book focuses on the Lewis and Clark expedition, using the book The Captain's Dog, by Roland Smith. Heavily used resources include the Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book or maps available on the Student Notebook CD. Other resources are also recommended to help enhance the study; these are listed below for your convenience. In this edition, all students use the Desk Atlas of the United States. A Geographical Terms Chart is recommended with these and all Trail Guide studies. We do not offer the chart that is recommended; however, it is available through Geography Matters. This Trail Guide was revised and updated in 2015 and includes a new QuickStart Section and new assignments throughout. Please note: students must use 2nd ed of Student Notebook with this edition. ~ Rachel S.




Category Description for Uncle Josh's Outline Maps:

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 searching for that elusive map of ancient Greece! Includes maps of each of the fifty states, continents, ancient historical regions, and more. 136 pgs, pb. All of the outline maps from the book are also available in CD-ROM format with a few extras: Canadian Provinces and Territories, Ancient Civilizations, Mongols, Thirteen Colonies, 10/40 Window, and state maps with USA inserts. The following shaded relief outline maps are also included: Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, North and South America, World, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In all, there are over 260 printable maps. Windows requirements: Windows 95 or later; Mac requirements: OS 9 or later; Acrobat 5.0 or above (included); and an inkjet or laser printed (recommended).




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9781931397100
Author
George & Hannah Wiggers
Format
Other
Brand Name
Geography Matters
Weight
0.15 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
the variety of maps available on the CD
Laura E on May 11, 2019
I have the previous version, and just love it! I wanted to update :-)
Angela W on Oct 23, 2018
the variety of maps available on the CD
Laura E on May 11, 2019
To assist with teaching Geography during our currently history lessons.
Carrie D on Dec 10, 2018
I have the previous version, and just love it! I wanted to update :-)
Angela W on Oct 23, 2018
I have been eyeing more expensive, in-depth geography materials, but I've been assured that Uncle Josh's outline maps will be perfect for getting started in our study of geography. Pam Barnhill mentions these in several of her podcasts about doing geography during morning time, and I plan to use them in a similar way.
Kate B on Aug 25, 2018
Home school geography for high school
Stephanie C on Aug 1, 2018
After completing our first year of homeschooling it became obvious that I was going to need a good set of simple, accurate maps to use regularly in our classes. I'm looking forward to receiving this set and not having to scour the internet trying to find a free map every time I need one.
User on Jul 10, 2017
I have owned Josh's maps for years and am buying this for my sister. Great resource, usable with all ages and styles of learning. I really like the product. It also has a small footprint and doesn't wear out quickly. thanks so much
Lori L on Jul 9, 2017
will be teaching a geography co-op. Will use as a supplement to Mapping the World
Cheryl B on Jul 7, 2017
Printable maps for geography use is appealing. Also recommended by friend.
Brent B on Jun 9, 2017
incredible resource for geography, missions, history and more...
Debe C on May 3, 2017
I have used this for many years. It's great for helping kids memorize locations of states/countries and their features. Super resource!
Jacquline G on Jan 8, 2017
Use across all grade levels for geography and map drills
Kari E on Feb 29, 2016
To use with Trail Guide to World Geography
Michelle S on Oct 18, 2015
To assist with teaching Geography during our currently history lessons.
Carrie D on Dec 10, 2018
I have been eyeing more expensive, in-depth geography materials, but I've been assured that Uncle Josh's outline maps will be perfect for getting started in our study of geography. Pam Barnhill mentions these in several of her podcasts about doing geography during morning time, and I plan to use them in a similar way.
Kate B on Aug 25, 2018
Does this CD-ROM work with Windows 10?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does. However the instructions state that there is a table of contents which I have not been able to find.
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I have used Josh's maps for many years. Unit studies are great with them. I bought this one for my sister because I enjoy them. I am older (55) lol and i don't waste my money anymore on curriculum. If you need maps, go with Josh's. : ))
August 12, 2017
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over 2 years ago
Having the maps on CD-ROM makes it easy to print what you need without having to locate a copy machine to photocopy the pages from a book I like that it not only included maps of countries today but had some from the early civilizations The only drawback to the CD version is not having an index so you have to scroll through the pages to find what you want however the sections are alphabetized
December 8, 2009

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