Zoom in on Physical Maps
Readers will learn how to use maps to locate the world's oceans, rivers, mountains, and deserts. This graphic-rich book not only explains the important features of physical maps and why people use them, but it teaches the all-important skills of reading maps. From a compass rose and legend, to color coding and latitude and longitude lines, students get a taste for the basics of map reading. A follow-up activity allows students to pinpoint directions to a few secret locations around the globe.
With simple text and lots of pictures and illustrations, children will learn all about the different types of maps and their functions. Each book begins with a short intro on the different aspects of a map (such as the compass rose, legend, and scale) and then ventures on to talk about the specifics of each type of map. An activity is included at the end. Approximately 7" x 8.5". 24 pgs, pb. -Emily G