Make your students' world a little smaller and a lot more interesting with this comprehensive unit on maps and globes. Activities build important geography and social studies skills; they also encourage critical and creative thinking. The first three activities - All Kinds of Maps, Map Match, and Fill in the Blank - can be useful in assessing how much your students already know about maps and globes. The last two activities - Discovering Maps and Globes Crossword and What's the Question? - can serve as tools to evaluate your students' knowledge at the completion of the unit. "Discovering Maps and Globes" teaches students important social studies concepts. Children are introduced to all kinds of maps: political maps, physical maps, product maps, weather maps, and others. They learn the language and terms necessary to understand and to use maps and globes effectively. Longitude and latitude are studied in depth. Longitude's relation to time zones and latitude's relationship to climate are presented. Forty-three reproducible activities are included along with answers. Softcover, 80 pages.
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