Monday, July 16, 2012

TOS Review: Knowledge Quest Map Trek

Aren't maps fun? Or is it just us? LOL

Maps are interesting. They can tell us so much information about a region of the world...or our own backyard. But if you add in the historical elements like Knowledge Quest does with Map Trek and it's a winner for any age! 

And it goes with just about every historical curriculum you can use! ((wink)) Nice, huh? Knowledge Quest has already paired up their Map Trek maps to several popular history curriculums and created FREE guides to help us out! Hop over to Knowledge Quest's Curriculum Integration Guides here and see if your history curriculum is listed. 

Knowledge Quest Map Trek is a 6 e-book set which includes the Ancient World, Medieval World, New World, Modern World, and 2 US editions. It is recommended for grades 1-12. This set has 350 world maps and 235 U.S. maps. These maps cover political boundaries, major cities and countries, and landforms as well as blank ones for labeling and creating keys. This e-book set is $47.00. A 2 CD-rom set is available for $49.95 or a hard copy version with CD-rom for $55.00.

Our Experience
We used our Knowledge Quest Maps during this review for our Ancient Egypt unit study. The maps were quick to locate and the different versions - labeled and blank - made it easier to meet the needs of my Saplings who are at different academic levels. The maps were clear, highlighted and included a compass rose.

Although I can't say that Knowledge Quest Map Trek is the best map program we've used, it's pretty good! Having all those maps available can only add to any history curriculum. We're looking forward to using the map guide (mentioned above) for Story of the World in the fall.

Pondering Knowledge Quest Map Trek? Click any of the highlighted links above to learn more about this product. Or head over to TOS here and see what other reviewers thought.

Disclaimer: As a member of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew, Our Side of the Mountain was provided this product free in exchange for our honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.  

1 comment:

  1. Your review made me fall in love with MapTrek all over again. Such a great product :-)


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