This History Makers CD, a companion to the History Makers
Middle School curriculum, contains map masters and answer keys
for the Trisms History Maker's Student Packet. It does not include
the specific mapping assignments; these are found in the student
manual. The maps, which cover various historical events and explorations
from Hanno (470 BC) to moon-launch sites, come in the form of a
98-page PDF. Some examples are: Viking Trade Routes, Sir Francis
Drake, Voyages of Lt. James Cook, David Livingstone, the Oregon
Trial, Underground Railroad Routes, and Robert Peary.
The first section contains 14 blank black-line map masters of
various regions of the world, such as Europe and Africa, the Middle
East, the World, and South America. The maps are labeled "Map #4,
7, 12," etc. as opposed to the region. Only one body of water is
identified as well as the North or South Pole when applicable.
The second section contains the map answer keys for 37 lessons.
These answer keys are "completed" maps, with water shaded light
blue and land shaded pale green. When areas of land need to be
distinguished, other colors are used. Routes are shown with various
colored lines. The appendix provides 20 pages of the hows and whys
of the Trisms curriculum, including descriptions and sample lesson
plans. There is quite a bit of advertising for the products here.
Although this CD is definitely designed to be used with the History
Makers program, one would be able to use these maps and keys to
supplement other history courses or for other reasons. There is
a list of 11 ideas for using the maps for various subject applications,
such as "mark the location where a famous person was born, lived
or did a great work" and "illustrate the movement of the trade
winds and ocean currents."
Overall, I think this CD would be most useful--especially to those
who are using History Makers.