Using Map Trek Mobile App

I’m excited to tell you that we have partnered with iHomeEducator, Inc. to bring Map Trek: Ancient World mobile app for the ipad/iphone/ipod touch into existence.  It is available now and we are so very pleased with how it has turned out.  We believe that this application will complement the Map Trek book/ebook very well, but it can also be used as a stand alone resource.

This blog post will show you how to use Map Trek: Ancient World mobile app WITH and WITHOUT the Map Trek books/ebooks.

I’ll start with suggestions on how to use this app with the Map Trek: Ancient World ebook or the Map Trek Complete Collection hardcover and/or CD-ROM.  Let’s say that you are currently studying ancient history and since it is the end of the school year, you are studying the decline of the Roman Empire and the invasions of the barbarian tribes that sacked and destroyed it from all sides.  You would like your kids to label and color a map of these events and know that you have just such a map in your Map Trek book.  You’ve printed off enough unlabeled maps for each of your children to use, plus the teacher’s map for yourself.  You’ve already done some reading on the barbarian invasions and know a little about the Huns, but realize that you haven’t really covered the other tribes in as much detail.  You want your kids to know a little more about the Goths, the Visigoths, the Picts and the Saxons, but there isn’t enough time in the day or the school year to cover them all in detail.

Time to pull out your Map Trek: Ancient World mobile app.  You scroll to the end of the timeline and choose the map called “Barbarian Invasions”.  See the image below:


This opens a map that looks like this:


Now, you have information at your fingertips.  Tap Ostrogoths, Franks, Burgundians, Bretons, you name it.  Information pops up to round out your knowledge of the barbarian invasions that led to the decline of the Roman Empire.  Learn and read to your hearts content and then have your children label and color their outline maps.  Don’t forget to stick them to the refrigerator or place in their notebooks when they are finished.  Use the lesson plans in the book so that you know how much labeling is age appropriate for your child/ren.  You can always stop and finish up tomorrow. :-)


Let’s discuss how you can use this mobile app WITHOUT the Map Trek book or ebook… Follow all instructions above, minus the printing, labeling and coloring of the maps part. :-)   You get the idea!  You can learn so much history and geography even if your kids resist map work.  Guess what, they will learn with this mobile app and have fun doing so.

I hope this helps you to understand how this educational app can complement your history studies.  This is the first in a 4-part series.  Look for Medieval, New World and Modern in the months to come.

Here’s the link to more information about Map Trek: Ancient World mobile app:

And here’s the link to the original and traditional Map Trek book/ebook series that you can use even without the app!


Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • MySpace
  • Digg
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • TwitThis

This entry was posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011 at 7:46 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

4 Responses to “Using Map Trek Mobile App”

Danica April 12th, 2011 at 8:49 am

Terri, will this make it to the Android platform at some point? I am a mac girl all the way, except my phone. Sprint all the way! ;)

Josh April 15th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Thanks so much for working to get your material out for the iPad. I was so excited that I showed my daughter and she was asking about the Kings highway. I was able to show her on my iPad with the Map Trek app. This app will also go nicely with our My Fathers World cirriculum. I will be doing an evaluation for my website in the future. Thanks again.

Nancy Barth April 16th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I’m a tutor and it will be handy to have this fantastic app on hand. So much easier than remembering which books to take along (although I’ll still do that!)

There is a wonderful series of podcasts on The History of Rome oniTunes.

I’ll have reviews of this and other apps from iHomeEducators on my blog early next week.

Patti May 4th, 2011 at 7:08 am

I’d love to know, also, if you’ll be making this for android. Xoom Xoom!


    April 2011
    S M T W T F S
    « Mar   May »
  • Grab My Button

    (copy paste code below)

  • Join the KQ Facebook fan page!

  • Homeschool Speaker’s Bureau

    Speaker's Bureau button small
  • Twitter Posts

  • Recent posts

  • Blog Design