I got this book used for a very reasonable price. If, however, you want the CD that has all the printable maps…you will likely pay $35-40 for it. I already have a mapping program on the computer that I love. So, I didn’t need the CD. Also, I wanted to “get in closer” to the countries than the provided maps allowed. The “Map it” exercises in this book sometimes require a country size view rather than a continent size view, if you want to do it on normal paper and not blow it up.
This book is used in 5th and 8th. I have no idea it’s function in 8th, since I haven’t taught that yet. But for fifth, I can tell you what’s going on. You basically use TWO chapters all year. The first one:
Then, the child will do the “map it” exercises, using an atlas, computer, or in our case, OLD World Book Encyclopedia. See the list below under “Map-It”. If the list is over ten items to map, the syllabus splits it over a few weeks.
Then next chapter you will use contains all of the outline maps.
Like this one.
I wonder how it will be used in 8th grade. It’s a pretty fat book!