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ERIC Number: ED241369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
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A Map Literacy Project.
Johnson, Diane
Journal of Geography, v82 n6 p279 Dec 1983
A "maps in the news" unit can be used to help middle and junior high school students in many subject areas recognize basic map components and identify and analyze thematic maps while building writing skills. Prior to beginning the unit, the teacher introduces students to thematic maps, the parts of a map, and writing organization (topic sentences, paragraph formation, concluding sentence). The map unit consists of three steps. First, students collect 12-15 thematic maps from recent journals and periodicals and mount these in a looseleaf notebook. Students then record key information about the maps. As a final step, students write a paragraph analysis of their maps' strengths and weaknesses. Skill objectives achieved through this unit include basic skills, independent work, and abstract thinking. (LP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A