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Maxim, George W. – Childhood Education, 1997
Describes a kindergarten/first-grade and a second-grade program for teaching map reading skills. Suggests that map- reading instruction is required to improve children's geography knowledge. Provides ideas on how to observe the environment, use photos, encourage block play, use books, share maps, construct a model of the classroom, read cardinal…
Descriptors: Cartography, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Reutzel, D. Ray – Childhood Education, 1992
Most early childhood teachers support breaking away from the letter-a-week method of teaching the alphabet but question how to achieve that goal. Concepts related to how young children learn the alphabetic principle are reviewed and successful strategies for teaching the principle are presented. (LB)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Classroom Techniques, Grade 1, Kindergarten