Zoom in on Political Maps
Where does Illinois end and Indiana begin? How do you know you are not entering Kentucky or Missouri instead? This informative look at political maps helps readers understand the symbols used for understanding political maps, including political borders and national and state capitals. Election maps and agricultural maps will also be explored as students analyze them for the information they provide. A follow-up activity leads students to make their own election map and write questions about it.
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