ERIC Number: ED323123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Teaching Map Skills: An Inductive Approach. Topics in Geography, No. 8.
This document contains lessons designed for teaching geography and map skills to intermediate level students, although many may be adapted to other grade levels. The lessons place heavy reliance on children making a series of individual and collective maps. The 16 lessons included are: (1) mental maps; (2) conventional maps; (3) map elements; (4) map evaluation; (5) map symbols; (6) orientation; (7) making a photomap; (8) community map; (9) making a turf map; (10) using map grids; (11) map scale; (12) making a map scale; (13) map-reading review; (14) using the grid; (15) making outline maps; and (16) special purpose maps. Thirty-six figures appear throughout the guide, and a 31-item reference list is included. Three appendixes refer to sources of specialized maps. (DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Induction, Instructional Materials, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Map Skills, Resource Units, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
National Council for Geographic Education, 16A Leonard Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.