ArtK12: Draw the World

ArtK12: Draw the World

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Item #: 031271
ISBN: 9781542363433
Grades: 3-8

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Drawing a map, like reading, or algebra, is a difficult skill to learn and if one sets an 8-year-old down with a map of the US and says "draw this," the child will be as overwhelmed as if he were confronted with reading Shakespeare before he could read The Cat in the Hat, and will quickly abandon it. Sure, a child could understand and appreciate the story of Hamlet as well as read a map at the age of 8, but if you ask her to READ Hamlet or DRAW a map, that is another story. The intellect of a child far outpaces her skills and if you ask too much too soon from her skills you can forever extinguish a desire for more.

In this series of books I simply want to introduce children to geography by giving them a primer in the borders and locations of states, provinces and countries. By doing so I hope to invite them further into the beautifully complicated world of geography.

Are these drawings cartoons? Absolutely they are, and in the best sense of that word. The word "cartoon" originated in the Middle ages and meant what we would today call a "sketch," something that the artist drew as he thought out, or prepared to draw his masterpiece. By engaging students in drawing "cartoon" maps I hope to give them enough self-confidence to someday give the real thing a try.

Grade Level: 3-8
Pages: 60
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
Full Color on White Paper

Map books ARE NOT disposable. One map book per household will suffice.

Category Description for ArtK12 Draw the World Series:

Kids hear and read names of places in connection to history, people, events, books, vacation plans - everywhere! But without an understanding of geography, all places only mean "somewhere." This series aims to help children commit maps of regions to memory. With simple, fun instructions, children start at one end of a region and work their way around until they can easily draw the whole region from memory. Pages have the featured state or country name at the top, tan backgrounds and a colorful border across the bottom featuring buildings, landmarks, animals, and vehicles representative of the region. The middle of each page holds the surrounding states/countries/features learned so far, bordered in black and labeled with their abbreviation (states) or name (countries, major bodies of water), and the one being learned bordered in red along with memorable instructions for drawing it. For example, Learn to Draw Africa begins with drawing the Red Sea: "At the top, right side of the paper (not too close to the edge), begin with the Red Sea. It's easy to draw; it looks like a slug oozing its way up toward the top of the page." From there you'll add countries moving westward and then south, one at a time, until you can draw the whole continent! Text is a handwritten font and outlines are simple sketches. Though an actual map is always a nice resource, these simplified shapes will be much easier for young students to draw than all those little nooks and bumps! To contrast this series with the Drawing Around the World series, this book's sole focus is being able to draw the region and uses simple shapes, while Drawing Around the World also includes state/country facts and information, review of state/country names, blank map labeling, and more exact borders. Drawing Around the World is a write-in series, while you will practice these books with your own paper. Books run approximately 65 pages, measure 8.5"x11", sc. - Steph

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Tried many others before, my kids love them!
Carmen H on Mar 18, 2023
Helpful for Challenge A program as part of Classical Conversations
Julie B on May 3, 2022
Tried many others before, my kids love them!
Carmen H on Mar 18, 2023
Recommended in Exploring the World through Story to use after level C
Janet S on Dec 7, 2022
Helpful for Challenge A program as part of Classical Conversations
Julie B on May 3, 2022
I am unhappy with my knowledge of the world map and I am hoping this will help my children to be better educated than I was!
Kasey C on Apr 7, 2022
Fun, easy way to learn geography!
Sheila D on Nov 30, 2021
I thought it would be helpful for our geography study
Stephanie N on Sep 8, 2021
Wonderful resource to learn cartography.
Jessica P on Aug 23, 2021
We have enjoyed the other ArtK12 Geography Books
Rebecca D on Jul 11, 2021
Saw it on Half a Hundred Acre Wood's website when looking at their Mission Peacemakers 6 week course. They can't ship to Australia.
Elgene H on Dec 18, 2020
A friend suggested it for my daughter to help her get through World History. She likes to draw so we thought this might be a fun way for her to learn.
Valerie D on Sep 19, 2020
It is a great method for kids to learn to draw the entire world.
Ana C on Sep 5, 2020
to help with school assignments
Kellie F on Aug 9, 2020
Love this series. Just adding to our collection and this year we will try to draw the world by memory
Eileen G on Jul 9, 2020
Required by school
Janay W on Jun 14, 2020
I think it is an amazing way to learn about the world!
Jennie on May 1, 2020
hands on interaction with maps
Anissa T on Oct 10, 2019
CC preparation for Challenge
Jeff M on Jul 21, 2019
What a great way to combine art and geography! This is something my daughter can do independently as well.
Shelley D on Jul 1, 2019
Being a tutor for Challenge A in Classical Conversations, I want to model good learning skills. Since I cannot draw, I needed a lot of help in this area! I want to give my students the best possible chance at excelling in this daunting task of drawing the world!
Tawnya B on Dec 20, 2018
Great geo books for children
Andrew F on Nov 15, 2018
Recommended for classical conversations
Julianne M on Aug 1, 2018
We used the Draw the USA book and loved it. Easy to use and kids were proud of how well their work turned out.
Vicki M on Mar 9, 2018
Lauri S on Mar 7, 2018
It looks like a fun way to learn geography
Molly H on Jan 20, 2018
Referal from a tutor at Classical Conversations
Angela K on Aug 18, 2017
We have loved Draw Africa, and my daughter requested this one.
Rachel A on Aug 17, 2017
Recommended in Exploring the World through Story to use after level C
Janet S on Dec 7, 2022
I am unhappy with my knowledge of the world map and I am hoping this will help my children to be better educated than I was!
Kasey C on Apr 7, 2022
Is this book best used before or after doing the individual continent books? Is it more or less detailed?
Leanne on Mar 30, 2023
BEST ANSWER: This book is less detailed; it just has outlines of the continents. It would be best to start with this book to get perspective prior to beginning the individual continents. But it may be helpful at the end as well in order to maintain proper proportions. We love this entire series!
If we buy the Draw the World Set do we need this book as well?
A shopper on Apr 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The set does not include the final world map book. I will say my child enjoyed all the countries books very much, but the world was her least favorite, and we really did not need it.
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Great for use with Classical Conversations!
This is a fantastic way for kids to learn how to draw the world. We love this book and plan to purchase some of the other books in this series.
August 29, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Won over
I was skeptical about the claims of this book but I really wanted something that could show my children how to draw maps. When I opened the book, I was fully won over by the details and how thorough it was. Explanations are easy for my second grader to follow by himself. And that makes me happy.
July 30, 2018
over 4 years ago

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