Gr 3-5- Ace McCaw, an outspoken cartoon bird, guides readers through basic map concepts and skills. Language throughout the books is casual and fun. Examples involving familiar places, such as a library and a neighborhood, will be easy for children to understand. Great activity ideas are provided, including creating a homemade compass and drawing topographical maps of students' faces. Some topics are complicated by nature and will require additional explanation. Illustrations feature a wide variety of maps and symbols.-Amanda Moss, Maywood Elementary School, Monona, WICopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Black dots. Blue, curvy lines. What do those strange drawings mean? With a key and the skills to read it, you'll unlock the language of maps.
Meet the Author
Erika L. Shores is the author of dozens of children’s nonfiction books. She studied English at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She lives in North Mankato, Minnesota, with her husband and their two children.
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