Different Kinds of Maps

How to Use Maps

What kind of map would you use to enter the exciting sport of orienteering? How about if you needed to drive from San Diego to San Francisco? Or if you wanted to see which parts of Earth are covered in taiga? This indispensable volume offers lower elementary students an introduction to the most commonly used kinds of maps. It is chock-full of examples of various sorts of maps and offers clear explanations of the advantages of each type.

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Series Review: How to Use MapsThese books give students a solid background for understanding the world of cartography. Each title describes the basic concepts. The series adequately explains the elements of maps and map reading. ... Teachers should rely on their state standards or core standards to determine which book to start with.Library Media ConnectionBook Review: Different Kinds of MapsThis book would be most useful in an intermediate or junior high geography class because it gives a detailed explanation on how to use keys, legends, and symbols in maps. The information seems accurate and is accompanied by various colorful photographs and illustrations. I like how the words in the glossary can be found easily (bolded) in the text. Also, the link to PowerKids Press website is updated regularly with an online list of additional Internet links related to the subject of this book.Kathleen M. Rizzo, Highlands Middle School
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ISBN: 978-1-4488-6268-9
Author: Julia J. Quinlan
Copyright: 2012
Reading Level: Grades 2-3
Interest Level: Grades 3-6
Lexile: 810L
Dimensions: 8" x 8"