Most students feel overwhelmed at the thought of drawing the whole world, by hand, from memory.

However, with this course, anyone can do it!

Let me show you how!

Why Take this Course?

For far less than the cost of a private tutor, you can have someone show your student, step by step, at their own pace, how to draw each region of the world.

Students will: 

Independent Learning

Learn independently with videos, PDF documents, or printable instructions, freeing up more of mom and dad’s time.

No More Tears

Leave behind anxiety about how big this task is as I lead you through step by step, with instructions for daily work, one region at a time.

Connections through Geography

Learn world geography, which will make all the other subjects come to life as you visualize a map for locations mentioned in the rest of school and life.

Reusable with Younger Children

Have lifetime access to this course on the Teachable platform to use as many times as you’d like with all the students in your single-family household.

Immediately Available

Get started right away- All regions are available now!

Seamlessly Connect All Regions

Connect each region into one worldwide map with clear step-by-step instructions.

What's Included?

Narrated Step-by-step Videos

Students are able to watch Julie draw, using the step-by-step instructions while they listen to explanations of each step.

Easily Put all the Pieces Together

At the end, I show you how to put the pieces we've learned together on one seamless world map!

Step-by-step Files

In each module, you'll have access to printable PDFs that show you the exact steps we use in the videos. This allows you to follow along on paper or use the step-by-step guides when you're away from the computer.

Printable Maps

Each section of the world includes a variety of printable color and black/white maps, detailed and simplified maps, labeled and blank maps

iPad friendly PDF

Downloadable PDF files formatted to look great on an iPad shaped screen. These are ideal if you don't want to print the step-by-step files, but still want to be able to use them offline.

Loads of Bonuses

You'll also find tips on what tools, and supplies you might want, what other resources make the course more fun, how to schedule your year, and how to go about grading (or not grading) Cartography.


  • If you previously purchased the PDF files separately, contact Julie Abels for discounted upgrade pricing.
  • Are you part of a group, each planning to purchase our course? If so, apply for a group discount!

Family Pricing / In-Home Use

  • Use within your household, for all your children, for life.

Classroom Pricing

  • You may show the videos and PDFs in your classroom.
  • You may distribute printed handouts (example maps) to students to take home and keep indefinitely.
  • Step-by-step instructions are not considered handouts and should not be distributed in print or electronic format.
  • A “user” is a teacher with 10 or fewer students. If you have more than 10 students, please purchase a user license for each block of 10 students.
  • Ask about a special discount code for your students to purchase the step-by-step instructions on PDF or Videos for themselves to use at home for 50% off.

Please Contact me with Any Questions!

Course Curriculum

  Welcome to Anyone Can Draw the World
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  1 - Canada
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  2 - United States
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  3 - Central America
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  4- South America
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  5- Europe
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  6- Southwest Asia
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  7- North and East Asia
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  8- Africa
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  9- Oceania / Australia
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  10- Antarctica
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  11- The Whole World
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  Course Conclusion
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Sample Videos

Here are three clips from the course to help you get a feel for how I teach!

Why Cartography for Geography?

Why Learn Geography?

The more geography you know, the better you'll understand other cultures, society as a whole, current events, and the history of the world.

Why Use Cartography?

Drawing maps (aka Cartography) is such a great way to learn geography. It combines visual and kinesthetic activities while helping a student notice details. You don’t have to produce a beautiful map in order to learn the shapes of places or their names. The goal is just to learn!

How to Draw the World

Who Is Julie Abels?

I’m a Christian, a wife, and a homeschooling mom of two boys, nicknamed Alpha and Gunner. We live in Tucson, AZ on 3.3 acres that we call the Ridge Light Ranch. I love to draw, paint, and create digital files and templates.

We started homeschooling in 2012 and joined the Classical Conversations family in 2013. When my oldest son was in 7th grade (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. 

Soon I converted the paper step-by-step instructions to videos and now I’m sharing them with you and your family to make learning geography easier and more fun.

(References to Classical Conversations do not constitute or imply endorsement by the company.) 


What age is this course designed for?

I designed this course for 7th graders, but I believe anyone in 4th grade or older could use it productively. Older students will probably be able to memorize more content, but younger students can still find value in it. Adults will find it works just as well for them too!

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

No! You don't need any drawing experience or prior geographic knowledge. Of course, if you do have previous knowledge, it will be all the easier for you.

What's your return policy?

I offer a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee.

Try it out and see if it works for your family. While I would really appreciate hearing any feedback you can give me, you do NOT need to provide a reason for why you'd like a refund. I'm very liberal with refunds as long as it's within 30 days (I don't control that part!).

Will this work for my CC Ch A student?

Yes! (My two kids went through Ch. A too!) The course is similar to the Ch A sequence. The main differences are:

  1. We break Asia into two sections, while CC leaves it in one large section
  2. We break Australia and Antarctica into separate sections while CC combines them

I offer a schedule with a few more tweaks to it for students who are not in a Classical Conversations (CC) Challenge class, but students who are in a CC class will probably prefer to stick with what the guide/Director tells them to do.