Reading Maps

Reading Maps

by Cynthia Kennedy Henzel

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School Library Journal

Gr 3-6

Though coverage of this topic is needed by elementary students, the treatments here are disappointing. Classifying discusses 10 types of maps in 32 pages. History covers the development of maps, and exploration. Reading explains each part of a map and includes instructions for finding the U.S. Capitol on a map of Washington, DC, using the building's coordinates. One of the best features in the latter title is "Wonders of the World"-pictures of some of these famous locations, along with their coordinates. The books are difficult to read. They should entice children to pore over the pages, spending time with the maps. Instead, readers are rushed from one new piece of information to another with little or no summarization, and no completion of concepts. The cartographic reproductions are too small to be of much use, though the accompanying photographs are beautiful. These books may have some use as ready reference tools for information on terms, parts, or types of maps but they are not enjoyable reading.-Erlene Bishop Killeen, Stroughton Area School District, WI

Product Details

ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
On the Map Series
Product dimensions:
8.07(w) x 8.07(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
5 Years

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