ArtK12 Draw the World Package

ArtK12 Draw the World Package

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Item #: AK12DW
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.

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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To use for CC Ch A.
Kristie V on Jul 30, 2022
My child will be learning Cartography in CC. These books were recommended by other parents as a useful tool.
Jennifer Morgan on Jan 28, 2022
To use for CC Ch A.
Kristie V on Jul 30, 2022
My girls love this series and it's helped them learn to draw the world by memory.
Sarom P on Jun 9, 2022
My child will be learning Cartography in CC. These books were recommended by other parents as a useful tool.
Jennifer Morgan on Jan 28, 2022
Great book for making maps.
steven h on Feb 22, 2021
Wonderful geography resource!
Autumn P on Aug 31, 2020
Prep for CC Challenge A
Sarah D on Mar 19, 2020
These books work well with the cartography class in Classical Conversations challenge A
Shannon S on Sep 25, 2019
Recommended from a friend who used this set for geography.
Rebekah M on Jul 23, 2019
Using this to help my CC Challenge A student
Kimberly M on Jul 13, 2019
I am doing this without the books, and I hope this is easier!
Amy N on Jun 25, 2019
These step-by-step books take the intimidation out of geographic drawing.
Dana L on Nov 20, 2018
We are using these in our Co Op and they seem like a great way to learn how to not only the parts of the world but be able to draw them
Shoshana B on Sep 11, 2018
My son is doing Build Your Library Level 7 this year & I think this will be a good addition to the curriculum.
Sarah G on Sep 3, 2018
We have one book and I knew we would use the rest.
Valerie on Aug 31, 2018
We are learning to draw the world this year....these books are a great step-by-step guide.
Melissa P on Aug 19, 2018
Gives ideas for helping to draw the world
Renee S on Jul 20, 2018
Easy for all ages to learn how to draw our maps.....10, 8 and 6 yo and MOM even enjoy these!! Needed a for more copies of them so we can work on them at the same time.
User on Mar 9, 2018
Easy to use, comprehensive Cartography instruction.
Carol N on Mar 5, 2018
Referal from a tutor at Classical Conversations
Angela K on Aug 18, 2017
Want to use this next year while my son is in Classical Conversations Challenge A program. I've heard great things about them from other parents and they recommended the whole set.
Daniela B on Apr 15, 2017
After a year in CC my child did not enjoy drawing maps. A few friends has recommended Draw so I thought I'd give it a try!
Erneshia S on Apr 13, 2017
Shows step by step how to draw the continents
Elizabeth H on Jan 16, 2017
frustrated it didn't include Mexico/ Central America
Sharon on Dec 2, 2016
Cairy L on Nov 2, 2016
highly recommended for classical conversations
Pamela M on Sep 5, 2016
Drawing the an entire map of the world is included in my son's school curriculum this year...this will break it all down into smaller chunks to master a little at a time.
Alina S on Aug 1, 2016
I'm excited to use these for Classical Conversations this year for my Challenge A student who will have to draw all the continents.
Suzanne K on Jul 26, 2016
Interested in teaching my 10 year old geography and improving his drawing skills.
Mariyamma S on Jul 13, 2016
My children are in Classical Conversations. To help them with their geography skills, I will use these books to help them map places they are memorizing. My oldest child is entering the Challenge Level and will be required to draw the world by memory. These books will especially help her.
LEAH S on Jun 20, 2016
My girls love this series and it's helped them learn to draw the world by memory.
Sarom P on Jun 9, 2022
Great book for making maps.
steven h on Feb 22, 2021
Is this a consumable product? Would I need one set per child or one set for the whole family?
User on Jul 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is not a consumable. You only need one set for the whole family!
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great Resource
Great resource to help students of all ages! Very user friendly!
August 22, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun and Interesting!
My 6th grade son is really enjoying self teaching this curriculum. He has a small knowledge of world geography and really likes to draw. In 4 days he is almost through the Draw the World book! I think this is a great way to teach Geography in order to remember it!
July 29, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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This series includes little tidbits of information and clear instructions!
May 12, 2019
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