UPDATE! We now also have a video-based course using these step-by-step instructions!
The course includes everything in this package, plus narrated videos of each step-by-step, and a few more bonuses. Check it out here:
Drawing is a great way to learn geography!
When my oldest son was in Classical Conversation’s Challange A, we drew the whole world together! To make it easier, I created simpler maps for him to draw from and step-by-step instructions to help him see what basic shapes to draw first. (References to Classical Conversations do not constitute or imply endorsement by the company.)
I’m sharing these with you and your family to make learning geography easier and more fun. Each area of the world is drawn separately at first. In the end, you’ll put them all together on one complete drawing of the whole world. This package is a combination of all the files from the Drawing to Memorize Geography series. You can learn more about each file or buy them individually here:
- Anyone Can Draw Canada (20 pages)
- Anyone Can Draw the United States (9 pages)
- Anyone Can Draw Central America (10 pages)
- Anyone Can Draw South America (16 pages)
- Anyone Can Draw Europe (29 pages)
- Anyone Can Draw Southwest Asia (25 pages)
- Anyone Can Draw North and East (35 pages)
- Anyone Can Draw Africa (47 pages)
- Anyone Can Draw Oceania and Australia (41 Pages)
- Anyone Can Draw Antarctica (11 pages)
- Anyone Can Draw the Basic Shapes of the World-(10 pages) putting it all together on one piece of paper, properly sized and spaced.
I use a combination of basic shapes (sometimes called blob mapping) and a loose “unit” grid system, so students can scale their maps up and down while maintaining the proportions of the map.
For each area, you’ll find maps suitable for tracing, labeling, or studying. Your family may also enjoy coloring these maps to gain familiarity with the geography of the region.
Check out the other resources I have for using Cartography to learn Geography.
- Step-by-step instructions for how to draw each of the 10 areas, using a combination of basic shapes and generic “units.”
- Step-by-step instruction for how to put all the areas together in one world map.
- Multiple full-page maps of each area:
- Some detailed and some simplified,
- Some color and some black and white,
- Some including country/city labels and some not.
You will receive 11 PDF files, totaling about 250 pages. This file is best printed on 8.5×11 paper.
These are PDF files, so you’ll need a PDF Reader to view and print them. Download a free PDF Reader here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/.
This is for personal use only- not for commercial use. If you teach in a public or private classroom or homeschool community, you may print as many paper copies as you need for in-class work. Please do not distribute digital copies of these files to students. Each teacher must purchase their own copy of this digital download.
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