ERIC Number: ED153914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Map and Globe Reading Skills.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
Although the guide was designed to accompany an instructional television series, it contains teacher-developed activities on map and globe skills which can be selected and adapted to the needs of elementary students independent of the series. Geographic concepts include direction, the globe, boundaries, hemispheres, scale, latitude, longitude, and time. Each program description identifies activities, content, and vocabulary, and grade level (ranging from primary through grade seven). For example, the program on map symbols is designated for grades two through seven. Activities for this program involve the students in visualizing symbols by looking at pictures of mountain ranges, islands, and rivers. Activities are also included on group and individual map-making projects and games for younger, intermediate, and upper-grade children. Program content is concerned with the reasons for using symbols; different types of symbols; reading the legend; meaning of shapes, colors, and lines; distance; and direction. Vocabulary words include "nonpictorial,""legend,""meridian," and "symbols." The pamphlet concludes with descriptions of six short teacher-inservice programs which suggest helpful ways of presenting the material. (AV)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Cartography, Class Activities, Concept Teaching, Distance, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Group Activities, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Primary Education, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Time, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.