Synopses & Reviews
"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.
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--T.p. verso.
A comprehensive and authoritative account of how primary school children and teachers can use maps to enhance learning and deepen understanding of this essential skill. It includes all aspects of map use, such as reading and interpreting maps and using maps to find the way, covering maps of all scales, including globes and atlases. The text is extensively illustrated with examples, including maps made by children themselves using conventional materials as well as computer software.
A particular feature of the book is the integration of digital and conventional mapping, and Internet and CD-ROM cartography together with simple applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) appropriate to the needs of children right through primary and secondary education.
This book will be of great use to all primary teachers and subject teachers in secondary school as well as non-specialist geography teachers, and will enable children to use all types of maps in new, compelling and thoughtful ways.