Geography - Mapping from Memory for Grades 6-8 (1:00)
Course: Geography - Mapping from Memory for Grades 6-8.
Instructor: Connie Kamenz
Curriculum: Mapping the World by Heart by David Smith. Blob Mapping by halfahundredacrewood.com. No purchase required. Instructor will provide blank maps. One atlas per family is required during class.
Homework Description: Students will need to practice their cartography skills at home, approximately 1 - 1.5 hours per week.
Duration: 26 weeks
Course Description: Your children can become junior cartographers and learn to "map the world by heart," literally, with this wonderful aid to geographical literacy. Amazing results are achieved by using this incremental program which gives students a real sense of the world's layout. A variety of wonderful activities are used to develop both map-drawing and map-reading skills. The course goals include learning to use an atlas to develop regional maps, label a world map from memory, and produce a map of the United States entirely from memory.
Connie Kamenz is a homeschool Mom of 10 years, and previous tutor with Classical Conversations. She holds a degree in Fashion Technique and Design and spent over 20 years in the fashion industry as a buyer and product developer. She also holds a degree in Computer Technology and Internet Development and has 3 years experience as a website designer and product manager.