Learning and Teaching with Maps

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Psychology Press, 2006 - Education - 153 pages
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A comprehensive and authoritative account of how primary school children and teachers can use maps to enhance learning and deepen understanding of this essential skill. It includes all aspects of map use, such as reading and interpreting maps and using maps to find the way, covering maps of all scales, including globes and atlases. The text is extensively illustrated with examples, including maps made by children themselves using conventional materials as well as computer software.

A particular feature of the book is the integration of digital and conventional mapping, and Internet and CD-ROM cartography together with simple applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) appropriate to the needs of children right through primary and secondary education.

This book will be of great use to all primary teachers and subject teachers in secondary school as well as non-specialist geography teachers, and will enable children to use all types of maps in new, compelling and thoughtful ways.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Research in cartography and children
2
Understanding maps
5
Cartography and geoinformation science
7
The cartographic revolution
8
How maps work
9
How children learn with maps
12
Map learning as the personal construction of knowledge
13
Understanding the spherical Earth
77
Childrens maps of their own country
79
Understanding nested spatial hierarchies
80
School atlases
83
Electronic atlases
85
Better teaching with maps
89
Planning a map and GIScience curriculum
91
Progression
92

Map learning as the social construction of knowledge
20
Perspectives from an information processing approach
22
Models aerial photographs and large scale plans
26
Understanding that aerial photographs can represent space
27
Understanding that maps can represent space
29
Using maps to find a location
30
Understanding the maps alignment and viewing angle
33
Understanding scale
34
Using coordinates
36
Understanding symbols and text on large scale maps
37
Using maps to find the way
39
Using maps to identify a route
40
Navigating small spaces
41
Navigating in the real world
42
Childrens neighbourhood maps
45
Assessing childrens maps
46
Using mapping software
50
Understanding topographic and thematic maps
51
Generalisation
53
Visualising relief
55
Contours
59
Reading and understanding text on small scale maps
61
Understanding picture maps
62
Understanding thematic maps
63
World maps globes and atlases
67
Development of world place knowledge
69
Map projections
74
Evaluating map teaching strategies
96
Gender differences
97
Maps and special users
98
Practical map activities up to age 7
100
Learning with models photographs and large scale plans
102
Learning with atlases and globes
104
Practical map activities age 7 to 11
106
Developing map literacy
109
Learning with large scale maps
110
Map making
112
Learning with atlases and globes
114
Practical map activities age 11 to 14
116
Map literacy
118
Developing map and atlas skills
119
Learning to use GISystems
121
Beyond age 14
122
Making better maps for children
124
Graticules and grids
127
Showing scale information
128
Supporting map reading through type
130
Labelling geographical names
133
Conclusion
136
Appendix
139
Bibliography
141
Index
152
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Teaching Geography
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About the author (2006)

Patrick Wiegand is Reader in Geography Education at the University of Leeds and Chair of the Cartography and Children Commission of the International Cartographic Association. He is a Fellow of the British Cartographic Society, a member of the UK Committee for Cartography and recently held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in GIS in Education. He is editorial adviser on atlases for Oxford University Press.

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