We started with a base map of the world. This can be printed on paper or cardstock, although I didn't realize that and printed it on a transparency. When I did that, I realized I needed a paper backing of some sort so it would stand out.
|Overlay Map Prep|
|Overlay Map for Deserts of the World|
The next layer is for the mountains. They used a brown piece of paper to list the major mountains of the world. Then they used a brown sharpie to number these locations on the map. They could have even drawn some upside down v's for mountains. I think they didnt' do that because there were already some on the base map that I used.
|Overlay Map-Desserts and Mountains|
The next layer is for the rivers. They used a blue piece of paper, with a list of the major rivers. Then with a blue sharpie, they drew in the rivers and numbered them.
|Overlay Map Deserts, Mountains, Rivers|
The final layer was for the Oceans. For these they did not use any color coded paper. You see a blue paper but that is the one for rivers showing from underneath. For this layer they took a dark blue sharpie and wrote in the names of the oceans.
|Completed Overlay Map|
For our resource we used A Beka's 5th grade history text, Old World History and Geography.