Having Fun with Maps and Globes

Having Fun with Maps and Globes

by Abraham Resnick

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The primary purpose of his handbook is to provide educators with a variety of proven activities to make learning map and globe skills both enjoyable and meaningful for your students. The activities, which include cross-curriculum, can be used with multiple grade levels, small groups, or individually.

Having Fun with Maps and globes is organized into six parts. Part One introduces you to the basic goals of a Map and Globe Skills Program and concludes with some general "Tips for Teachers."

Part Two provides activities for teaching the basic concepts of maps and globes. Because the ability to read and make maps involves many individual skills, the activities in this section are organized into several categories or subsets of skills. For each subset, several fully developed activities are presented, along with a "grab-bag" of additional activities that can be used in a stand-alone map and globe unit or to reinforce general map skills.

Because map and globe skills support other curriculum areas besides social studies, Part Three provides activities organized by subject area. This allows you to locate the subject you are teaching and access several related map and globe skill activities. Such cross-curriculum tasks will reinforce art, math, reading, science, language, and thinking skills.

For easy access, all student activity sheets (called Supplements in this manual) are located in Part Four of the handbook.

Part Five lists currently available resources for teachers and students. Beyond the standard lists of print materials, the author has provided sources for multimedia kits and computer software that will enrich anyone's program.

An appendix, which includes map masters, a glossary of terms, and comparison charts, concludes the handbook. Although these materials are mentioned in various activities throughout the book, here they are more accessible as a reference and as a source from which to draw in developing your own lessons, or an entire school program.

Because of the wide range of resources Having Fun with Maps and Globes provides, this handbook is a wonderful companion to the supplementary materials you presently use in your school curriculum.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475920017
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/26/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Part 1Goals of a Map and Globe Skills Program7
Tips for Teachers11
Part 2Teaching the Basic Concepts13
Working with Symbols and Legends13
Understanding Direction and Location19
Working with Scale and Distance26
Using Grids30
Interpreting Maps37
Making Maps43
Part 3Cross-Curriculum Activities51
Using Maps at Home, at School, and in My Neighborhood51
Using Maps to Learn about Our Community63
Using Maps to Learn about Our State67
Using Maps to Learn about U.S. and World Geography73
Using Maps to Learn about U.S. History80
Using Maps to Learn about Current World Events86
Part 4Student Supplements91
Part 5Resources for Teachers and Students165
Print Materials for Teachers165
Print Materials for Students167
Audiovisual Materials168
Computer Software169
Multimedia Kits170
Part 6Appendix173
Fascinating Facts about Maps and Globes173
Making Comparisons175
Map Masters181

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