ERIC Number: ED318668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Map Skills Using Computers.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Computer Information Services.
Computer-assisted instruction can be valuable in the teaching and learning of skills associated with the reading and interpretation of maps. The purpose of this manual is to provide teachers with a resource guide for the development of students' map skills and understanding of world geography through the use of a computer. Several suggested procedures for creating and managing a computer laboratory are outlined including ideas for using the equipment before and during the computer lab period. Lesson plans for 67 topics are presented, classified by six sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Map Skills"; (3) "Geography"; (4) "Geography of Africa"; (5) "Geography of Asia"; and (6) "Geography of South America." Appendices include information on computer software and diskette use, and addresses and telephone numbers for additional information. (AS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Map Skills, Microcomputers, Resource Materials, Social Studies
New York City Board of Education, Curriculum Unit, Room 310, P.S. 206, Neck Road & E. 22nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229 ($17.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Computer Information Services.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; South America