It only makes sense to study geography alongside history. In history, we learn about
times, places and people. Geography covers the “places” part. Each aspect of historical study
is important in its own right, but they cannot be studied exclusively of one another. For
example, when you study Alexander the Great, it only makes sense to see the large land area
that he conquered by looking at a map. Modern maps will not give you the same information or
perspective as historical maps do.
We, at Knowledge Quest, Inc., have set out to provide you with the most usable,
yet attractive, historical map book possible. Within these pages, you will find a full-color
historical atlas for the teacher, along with blank outline maps for the student. In this way, the
teacher has full access to the answers thereby eliminating any frustration or bewilderment on
her part. The teacher may decide whether to provide this answer map to her students, or have
them research the answers on their own using a globe, wall map, internet search or another
As the teacher, you may wish to print out this entire ebook. However, if you want to
save on the expense of printer ink or toner, you might prefer to print only the student maps,
which will exhaust a minimal amount of ink. The water is shaded a very slight (10%) blue so as
to help the students differentiate the water from the land masses.
Lesson plans have been included for you. They have been broken down into three
categories for learners in various stages. Level A is for children who are in grades 1-4. However,
if you have a kindergarten who is ready for a little challenge or a 5th grader that needs some
extra assistance, feel free to adjust these ranges to suit your students’ needs. Also, with this
age group, the teacher should be willing to help with spelling or writing if the child needs some
help. Often times, a child’s brain is much more advanced and ready for information than his
hand is in recording it! Map work should be fun and interactive; not a test or drill.
Level B is for students in 5th through 8th grade. These kids are ready for additional
challenge and are capable of more writing/recording than the younger kids. Level C is for high
schoolers (9th through 12th grade) and includes the most challenging assignments. They are
often asked to do some research in order to fill in their maps completely.
Teachers, please remember, no matter what age or stage your child is in, learning
geography comes with familiarity and repetition. In fact, if the student incorporates all of these
maps into his study of world history, he will begin to memorize geographical facts that will
remain with him for a lifetime. If you feel that your student needs extra geography review or
perhaps a different way to learn it, please check out this free resource: