Mapping the World with Art by Ellen Johnston McHenryMapping the World with Art is a blend of history, geography, and art for ages 10 and up. This curriculum is actually three books in one. The first section is a history text with 30 2-page history lessons that tell the story of cartography from ancient Mesopotamia up through the discovery of Antarctica in the late 1800s. The second section of the book provides step-by-step drawing lessons for each of the history lessons. After you learn some history, you draw the primary place you read about. The last section provides extra activities that a parent or teacher may want to use with their student(s). These activities include review worksheets, group games, historical crafts, art projects, edible crafts, and links to online videos. The final project is drawing a map of the world from memory.
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Mapping the World With Art might serve as a geography course or as a supplement to your history studies with children ages 11 and older. You can pick and choose from the activities to suit your purposes. While the title sounds somewhat like that of another course titled Mapping the World by Heart , it is really quite different in its approach. Mapping the World by Heart provides grid paper for students to draw very detailed maps, including political boundaries. In contrast, Mapping the World With Art has students work with blank paper, teaching them to draw outline maps of continents for the most part with very few political boundaries.
What's with the ads? For those of you who are using it personally or in a co-op , how is it going? Are you doing the history readings? How often are you getting to it? Do you find your kids have internalized the major features of the maps you've done so far?
March 28, Labels: Geography. Unknown said…. I love your observation that "Interesting ways of presenting and reinforcing information must continually flow from Mrs. McHenry's brain! Thanks for the review and explanation of why learning to map the world is worthwhile. I know this post is older, but I am looking at using this in a co-op next year.
Looking for a fun way to study geography with your kids? Ellen McHenry worked as a freelance illustrator after graduating and starting her family she even worked with Dover Publications. She also started teaching science classes to homeschooled kids and discovered how difficult it was to find reliable science programs. One of our new favorites is mapping the World with Art. Mapping the World with Art is a geography program for students that combines history lessons, map drawing lessons, and a huge selection of activities and worksheets that correlate to the lessons. The program is available in a few different formats:.