It's called Mapping the World with Art. Once we got past the angst of "do your best" (which in my boys' mind means I'm ordering him to do things perfectly and that's just the worst thing in the world).. so we needed to talk our way through that. But anyways, once we got over that, this went over really really well! WOOT WOOT! Good choice mom! (sorry, but sometimes I DO have to give myself a pat on the back).
The course is organized like so.
Map to draw.
Activity to do.
Our lesson today was on early maps. The lad was fascinated by the ocean currents (reeds) and island (shells) maps of the polynesians. If I could figure how to make one of those I would indeed! :) Below is my lad's map of Mesopotamia. It's hard to draw a map accurately and the lad was all stressed out about it until I started showing him that even the map we were given as an example doesn't have the river exactly like real life, it just shows the major bends and the bigger towns and of course the mountain range. Drawing the mountains was just plain fun. :) I did some of the labeling, the lad did the rest... and he wants you to notice how he is making Iran.. I >>> RAN. :) He just thought it was funny. :)