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February 05 , 2008

Learning and Teaching with Maps


"Learning and Teaching with Maps "explains how children and young people read, understand, and interpret maps and how teaching with maps can be more effective. Learning abot maps has never been so important for children and young people. The rapid growth of internet mapping, digital atlases and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) demands new skills alongside traditional ones such as locating places and using a map to find the way.
The book describes how children make meaning with maps, including large scale plans, topographic and thematic maps, globes and maps of the world. The book details how teachers can plan a curriculum to ensure balance and progression and suggests workable classroom activities for children from the early years of primary to secondary school. Particular attention is paid to how learning with maps can conribute to children's developing literacy and numercy skills. The book draws on the authors unique experience of teaching primary and secondary schools, teacher training, and extensive research and development in educational cartography."
"This book will be of great use to all primary teachers and subject leaders in primary geography, as well as non-specialist geography teachers.
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