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Exploring The World Through Cartography

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  • Item #: 050630
    ISBN: 9781569763445
    Retail: $18.95
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    People have been curious about the lay of the land for thousands of years. Children are naturally curious about the world around them. This book brings the world to your child through very readable narrative and activities they can try with a friend or teacher. The author is enthusiastic and encourages kids to use their imagination to really explore maps and charts of their city, state and beyond. There are many pictures and of course lots of maps in this black and white book. Several experiments for kids to do like putting the four-color theory to the test and measuring the slope of a hill are all very doable and practical. You learn how maps have been made through the centuries and where place names come from. I got so many ideas for unit studies from this book: geology, geography, climate, war history (the Mason-Dixon line for example,) civil engineering, railroads, western expansionism, sailing, or simply planning a vacation. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 049576
    Retail: $17.95
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    A one-year course covering Ancient Sumeria, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. This is a study designed to guide you through ancient history using selected literature as your primary text. Biblical history and geography, ancient mythology, cartography, and an assortment of classical and contemporary books combine to make this a very comprehensive study from 3,000 BC to the fall of Rome. This course includes a recommended course of study for intermediate grades (5-8) and senior high grades (9-12). There are 71 intermediate lessons (recommended pacing is 2-3 per week) and 91 high school lessons (3 suggested per week).

  • Item #: 047644
    ISBN: 9781550357592
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.87

    This workbook is divided into two sections: the first contains the activities for learning and practicing mapping skills and the second contains outline maps of the entire world. The activity section starts off pretty simply – what is a map, map types, directional indicators, compass rose, map symbols, globes, hemispheres, and coordinates – and moves on to more advanced concepts as students move through the book – reading maps, labeling maps, locating places on a map, and longitude and latitude. The activity pages are all consumable (and reproducible for family/classroom use), and include a lot of fill-in-the-blanks and map reading/drawing exercises. There are 59 pages of outline maps included in the book – working around the globe in the form of continents, continental regions, and countries. Some of these maps are labeled, or numbered, but most are blank – and many also include directions for completing activities to test geographical knowledge. All of the answers are included in the back of the workbook.

  • Item #: 008117
    ISBN: 9781483826882
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Instead of using several different map skills books, this volume provides all you need for several years! It uses a building approach, starting with mapping simple floor plans in the first section. In it, students learn and map small areas, then learn about map symbols, directions and compass rose, map scales, and look at some different types of maps. Additional sections add skills and experience with both reading and construction of maps. A U.S. Geography section presents concepts of boundaries and rivers and work with political, physical, product and climate maps. Then, the United States is explored by region and, within region, state. A page is devoted to each state, ideal for use with state studies and memorization of states and capitals. Students complete their study of the Western Hemisphere with map work encompassing Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. Grid maps are given their own small section before the final Global Geography section where students encounter continents and oceans, hemispheres, latitude and longitude and time zones. An answer key and a final review wraps up this colorful volume. 352 pgs.

  • Item #: 062132
    ISBN: 9781615385485
    Retail: $17.95
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  • Item #: 062134
    ISBN: 9781615385478
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.50
  • Item #: 062133
    ISBN: 9781615385461
    Retail: $17.95
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  • Item #: 034743
    ISBN: 9781615384617
    Retail: $6.00
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  • Item #: 032203
    ISBN: 9781591981237
    Retail: $10.99
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  • Item #: 032200
    ISBN: 9781591981213
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  • Item #: 032199
    ISBN: 9781591981206
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  • Item #: 032198
    ISBN: 9781591981190
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  • Item #: 016081
    ISBN: 9781619301986
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    Finding your way from one place to another is relatively stress free in this age of online maps and GPS, but it wasn't always this way. While map reading is a dying art, there is a fascinating history and scientific process found in the study of navigation. Beginning with ancient maps and Mercator projections, children are taken on an adventure through mapping new lands with Lewis and Clark, radio navigation and Morse code and into our current navigational tools of satellites and GPS, including a look at space, the final frontier. Part of the "Build It Yourself" series from Nomad Press, this volume would be a great addition to your geography studies or a captivating short-term unit study. Includes timeline of maps/navigation, 'words to know' boxes throughout the text, black and white illustrations, twenty hands-on activities, and a glossary. Projects offer a range of learning experiences from mapping your backyard to mapping the universe, triangulation, echolocation, inventing sundials, creating contour lines on mini-mountains and so much more. This book is guaranteed to breathe fresh life into the understanding of map skills. 122 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 014616
    ISBN: 9781557081896
    Retail: $4.99
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    This 20-page workbook teaches students how to read and create various types of maps. Through activities and worksheets, students learn basic map terms, how to understand compass roses, symbols and scales, and how to use lines of latitude and longitude. Some of the worksheets teach about time zones and why they are necessary. Students will create maps of their classroom, neighborhood, and state. They will also learn how to chart a route and what to consider when planning to travel. About half of the worksheets deal with an American map and identifying capitals, rivers, seas, etc. An answer key is included. ~ Rachel S.