Geography affects events. Did people live in deserts, fertile plains or dense forests? What other cultures did they live near and how did their locations influence their interactions? How did political boundaries change over time?
Geography makes history real.It's easy to forget that people long ago were actual human beings, not just characters in stories we read. Placing them in tangible places on earth turns fiction into reality.
Don't ignore this crucial aspect of your historical journey through times AND places!
Map Trek is a CDROM containing printable historical outline maps that allow you to teach geography alongside history. This is a resource that any homeschool parent can use with brilliant success, even if you don't remember a thing from your history or geography classes in school.
We reference the maps on the CDROM from this program throughout the units of each volume of Connecting with History. This is highly recommended if you plan to incorporate geography into your lessons.