Part of a series on mapping, this book helps elementary-aged students learn geographical terms by learning how map a familiar place, their own school. Simple questions, such as What is a map? to how to read a map or how to make a map introduces readers to the basics of mapping skills. A variety of geographical terms are explained; scale, bird’s eye view, compassion rose, area, floor plan, landform, legend and symbols. A basic table of contents, glossary and index are included. The clear, crisp colours and simple text make it engaging and attractive to read.
This book is ideal for introducing young children to mapping skills as well as reviewing basic mapping skills for upper elementary students. Other books in this Mapping My World series include books about mapping your community, country, and planet, with an ever widening perspective on geography. Recommended for grades K-6. Suitable for Alberta’s Social Studies: Geographical Thinking for grades one to six.