ERIC Number: ED255416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Map and Globe Skills: K-8 Teaching Guide. Topics in Geography, No. 7.
Winston, Barbara J.
This publication is intended for those who wish to design or evaluate a map and globe skills program across several grade levels. The introduction discusses general considerations underlying effective map and globe skills instruction. A grade-by-grade outline of a map and globe skills program provides recommendations for the following categories: using symbols, finding location, orienting and using directions, using scale and finding distance, and selecting media (i.e., comparing advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of media, including maps or globes, for communicating different kinds of information). For each category, learning suggestions are made for developing supportive concepts and skills. For example, at the kindergarten level, under the category of "Using Symbols," one of the skills that children should be taught is that of reporting information. The children might do this by constructing a three-dimensional model on the floor of the classroom using blocks, toy cars, and trucks to model a familiar scene. The guide concludes with a five-page reference list. (RM)
Descriptors: Cartography, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Distance, Elementary Education, Geography Instruction, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Media Selection, Skill Development, Symbolism
National Council for Geographic Education, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 ($5.00, prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.