Follow the Map!
Should kids today understand how to read a map when we all have GPS on our smartphones? This set answers that question with a definite yes! Understanding how to use latitude and longitude and the compass rose can help if you get lost, but map skills also help readers' spatial reasoning, their comprehension of global geography, and more! The achievable text explains how to gather information from maps, including climate maps, physical maps, and political maps that readers encounter in social studies classes.
• Includes historical context of mapmaking and how it pertained to global exploration
• Gives relatable examples of using maps and map skills in daily life
• Enhances readers' practical knowledge, instead of reliance on technology