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ERIC Number: ED409230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Exploring Maps Teaching Packet.
Geological Survey (Dept. of Interior), Reston, VA.
This interdisciplinary packet of materials on mapping is intended for grades 7-12. The lessons are organized around themes: location, navigation, information, and exploration. Each lesson has an introductory text and two main activities. Students learn basic mapmaking and map-reading skills and see how maps help answer fundamental geographic questions. The packet contains two posters that illustrate the development of mapping complete with a time line. Included in the packet are four activity sheets with several suggested activities, a teaching guide, and evaluation sheet. A vocabulary list accompanies each activity sheet. The activity sheets are entitled: (1) "What else is here?"; (2) "How do we know where we are?"; (3) "How do we know where we're going?"; and (4) "Where do we go from here?" Contains 42 references. (EH)
Branch of Publications, National Mapping Division, U.S. Geological Survey, 508 National Center, Reston, VA 22092; telephone: 1-800-USA-MAPS.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Geological Survey (Dept. of Interior), Reston, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Posters not available from EDRS.