By Jen Green
A brilliant way to learn about maps, from understanding grids, symbols and keys to making your own map.
Full of hands-on activities to help you learn all about map skills whilst also learning about the features of a village. This book will show you what a bird's eye map is by looking at aerial photos of villages; how village landmarks, such as churches and village greens can be shown as symbols; how to measure scale and distance on a walk around a village; what map plans are using a village shop and a farmers' market, as examples; how compass points show you how to find directions around a stable yard; how to follow pathways, roads and bridleways on a country walk; how to use grid references by looking at a village green; what contour lines are by looking at a country valley; looking at landuse by showing farming land; and looking at transport maps showing routes between different villages.
Illustrations by Sarah Horne in an amusing and lively style are combined with photographs to really capture a child's attention helping them to learn these important map skills.
Jen Green received a doctorate from the University of Sussex (Dept of English and American Studies) in 1982. She worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer, who has written over 150 books for children. Her book 'Your Feelings: I'm Special' was short-listed for the NASEN Special Needs Award.
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22 Sep 2016
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Interactive, colourful and approaches the subject at a suitable level for KS1/2 — School Librarian
Ideally suitable for Years 1-3, this book is clearly set out, with large, basic diagrams — English 4 - 11
An excellent series of books — Carousel
Mapping is fascinating and very satisfying to do, so encourage it with this activity-packed book ... Very comprehensive and a great way to encourage children to observe what is all around — Parents In Touch