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Atlas Adventures

Practical activities to introduce and develop atlas skills.

Atlas Adventures by Kay Cunnold
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The activities in 'Atlas Adventures' address the atlas skills needed in elementary social studies. The book is structured so that each activity focuses on a specific skill which can be treated in one lesson.

The book is produced in a way that allows easy teacher use – each skill-based activity sheet is preceded on the opposing page by a set of Teachers' Notes which give background to the skill being treated, at the same time as providing answers where these are applicable.

The Teachers' Page ... States the objective of the relevant activity. Provides some information that is appropriate to the skill. Outlines preparation required and materials suggested for the lesson.

The Activity Pages themselves indicate the concept and the skill at the top of the worksheet.

Students are required to be involved in a number of tasks including:

* researching * writing

* measuring * drawing

* interpreting * creating

* evaluating * estimating

Ready-Ed Publications; June 1998
42 pages; ISBN 9781863970464
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Title: Atlas Adventures
Author: Kay Cunnold; Helen Goldberg
 
Excerpt

Mapping Abbreviations

Often a word is abbreviated in order to save space .

o Using a map of the United States anticipate what the following are intended to mean.

Mt. L I

On some world maps there is another abbreviation for island. What is it?

o Find the meaning of the following abbreviations. (An atlas usually has a list of
abbreviations used - check the contents page. A dictionary is another resource.)

Arch. Pen.

C. Chan.

Hwy. Ra.

Mts. Str.

Pk. Ck.

Est. G.

o Do you know which countries have been abbreviated here?

N.Z.

U.K.

S.A.

P.N.G.

o Can you give the common abbreviation for these states?

Florida Missouri California

Georgia Michigan Texas

o Why are abbreviations often used on maps?