Map Skills is a 3 week unit study written by Kim Kargbo at Soli Deo Gloria Resources that teaches basic mapping and navigation skills. The unit is designed for ages K-6th grade.


The students learn basic directional skills, basic map reading, appropriate language skills related to map reading and basic geography. The study also includes 4 correlated Biblical verse worksheets.

What’s the Cost? $14.00

The unit asks that you have a variety of maps, globes, atlas, wall maps, road atlas etc. They also ask for a compass, blank maps, and an additional workbook and recommended reading books. One thing that I noticed after going through the curriculum was that you really need the other resources to complete this unit and without them you wouldn’t really gain much in map reading. I was disappointed to see that my local library only had 3 of the 10 books recommended and the cost of many of them was way more than I was willing to spend.

What were our thoughts?

This study was a good supplement to our Expedition Earth studies. I like that it included hands on activities such as making and using a compass! I also liked the accompanying bible pages although many of the questions (mainly sentence structure type questions) would really be too hard for a K-1st grader to answer. We currently use Abeka Language/Grammar they don’t cover homonyms and Antonyms until 3rd grade so my 2nd grader couldn’t answer those either.

There are only 4 daily lesson plans per week, so 12 lessons total and 4 accompanying bible worksheets included in the booklet. To spend $14 on a 12 lesson unit study that also required me to purchase another workbook per child (they are about $4.75 each) seemed like a bit expensive for what you get in the curriculum.

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Disclosure: I am member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. I was provided me with a free copy of Map Skills to review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.


  1. Erica, do you know of a good inexpensive mapping supplement for 4th graders? I am just working through the What Your Grader Needs To Know book but coming up short on worksheets and activities to keep it interesting.


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