ERIC Number: EJ783964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: 0
Delmarva Coastal Bays Map Contest for Fourth Graders
Cooper, Catherine W.
Journal of Geography, v101 n3 p112-116 May 2002
This map contest is an exercise in geographic education for fourth grade students. It is sponsored by a grassroots, nonprofit environmental organization to raise the awareness and appreciation of students to the special features of their home region. The maps illustrate some aspect of the living resources or history of the region. As a case study of the map contest, this paper describes its design, publicity, appeal to teachers, judging of entries, and role of volunteers. It considers the research on map skills among young students and ways in which the contest supports geographic education.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Publicity, Geography, Map Skills, Grade 4, Consciousness Raising, Environmental Education
National Council for Geographic Education. Jacksonville State University, 206A Martin Hall, Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602. Tel: 256-782-5293; Fax: 256-782-5336; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncge.org/publications/journal/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Authoring Institution: N/A