ERIC Number: ED200482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Elementary Map and Globe Skills Program.
Heebink, William B.
The document contains sequential lessons on map and global skills for grades K-6. The program relies on three commercial products: Maps Show the Earth and Where and Why (both by A.J. Nystrom) and Level A of the map and globe section from the Wisconsin Design for Reading Skills Development. Kindergarten students examine map representation, position of objects, and measurement of size. Grade 1 students examine maps as pictures of the earth's surface from above. They also discover ways in which rivers and mountains are depicted on maps. Second grade students study map symbols, directions, and the earth's rotation, and discuss purposes of maps. Third grade students focus on the globe and study direction (north, south, east, west) in depth. The fourth grade unit concentrates on the hemispheres, lines of latitude and longitude, and the grid system. In grade five, students learn about distortion, scale and measurement, continents and oceans, elevation, boundaries, and cities. Sixth grade students analyze the earth's rotation and learn to differentiate between climate and weather. Each lesson provides reproducible materials, behavioral objectives, correlations to the Nystrom text, extension activities, and references, and notes which criterion-referenced test in the Wisconsin Design should be used. Activities include games, map construction, and group work. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Beloit Public Schools, WI.
Note: Maps throughout document may not reproduce clearly from EDRS due to faint and small print type of original document.