Maps are a lot of fun for kids to learn how to read and to locate different places you are learning about in history or geography. They can be used in lots of different ways in your homeschool. Check out these free resources about maps.
We love having big wall maps hanging up in our school room. Not only do they look sophisticated and educated, they are a handy tool for geography and history lessons. We actually have one under a glass table top in our school room. It is pretty amazing because we can use dry erase markers to map what we are learning.
There is just something so memorable about learning about a far off country and then running to the map to locate it. My kids have great memories of map exercises when they were smaller. We would locate the country on a big wall map, then they would trace the country on paper. They would label it with big name cities, and important rivers and oceans.
We love finding free resources for homeschool. Here are some free resources about maps to help you out!
Printable Maps for Geography:
These maps are great resources for learning about mapping the United States of America, or the different continents. There are tons of free printables to use however you would like. They are also great to use for specific geography type of unit studies. We also like to keep them in a geography notebook.
How to Read Maps:
My husband and I were cleaning out some drawers from a hutch in our foyer the other day. He pulled out some old city maps that we bought when we moved back to Florida 15 years ago. We both started laughing and we had to immediately show the kids. They were blown away by this huge map that unfolded to show the entire city.
We sure are spoiled with technology at the end of our fingertips. What would happen if that technology ever went down? Learning how to read a map is an important skill that is soon to be a lost one.
Learning about Maps from Education.com:
How to Read Maps Printable Unit – teach your kids how to understand and how to a read a map with this freebie for our subscribers.
Recommended: Geography Activity Pack (Full of World Geography Maps)
Students will explore every independent country in the world plus discover the most significant mountains, deserts, rivers, and lakes with this 124-page Geography Activity Pack.
For even more map fun you are going to enjoy these amazing freebies:
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!