Colourful Pictorial Map of the World. This highly illustrated pictorial map is designed to take children on a journey of discovery around the countries of the world. The mapping is clear colourful and highly informative. Names countries and capital cities. Pictorial symbols are used with clear colourful world political map to depict themes such as national emblems, customs, food, birds, animals, buildings and sports to help younger readers gain an understanding of peoples around the world. Includes a sheet of peelable stickers. Facts are included about each continent to give children an insight into the way of life of people in far away lands.
Children's atlases by Collins (Firm : London, England)
This highly illustrated pictorial atlas is designed to take children on a journey of discovery around the countries of the world. The mapping is clear colourful and highly informative. Simple activities and quizzes encourage children to find out more about the mapped regions. Ages: 7+Each spread includes introductory text about the region. Pictorial symbols are used on clear colourful background mapping to depict themes such as national emblems, customs, food, birds, animals, buildings, sports etc. to help younger readers gain an understanding of peoples around the world. Continental spreads focus on flags and the most important geographical facts e.g. well known highest, lowest, largest physical and demographic features. A variety of activity based features accompany the mapping on each spread e.g. a 'What am I?' box lists detailed descriptions of familiar features. Activities are designed to encourage the reader to extract information from the map. Other features included are fascinating facts about each country, presented in a fun way, for each spread e.g. Did you know? Try this! It's a fact etc. Website links are listed to assist further study for the older child. Ages:7+
Mapstart 2 is part of a structured map skills course which uses a simple colourful layout to introduce young pupils to using and drawing maps and plans. Mapstart 2, a course for 7-11 year olds, helps develop the basic skills of map work in Mapstart 1, by introducing the nature and characteristics of plans and maps. Atlas maps of the UK, Europe and the World are introduced for the first time. The atlas deals with the concepts of Perspective, Symbols and keys, Varieties of maps, Direction and location, Scale and measurement. It has been designed with the following purposes in mind: âe¢ to reinforce and extend childrenâe(tm)s experience, understanding and use of maps; âe¢ to extend understanding of mapping and spatial vocabulary; âe¢ to extend use of mapskills, including reading aerial photos, using symbols and a key, compass directions, alpha-numeric co-ordinates for giving grid references, an index, and scale bars for measuring straight line distances; âe¢ to extend skills in identifying features and places on maps and in giving and following routes; âe¢ to develop awareness of the British Isles and the wider world, by encountering many of the places specified in the curriculum; âe¢ to show the link between large scale and small scale maps; âe¢ to help children begin to appreciate that any map is selective. A free file of answers to questions in Mapstart 2 is available free to download at http://resources.collins.co.uk/free/Mapstart2Answers.pdf
Citizenship education equips children with the skills necessary to play an active part in society and act as socially and morally responsible citizens. Margaret Collins has used her considerable experience to create another fantastic age appropriate practical resource for children aged 4-9 that widens the concept of citizenship so that it incorporates global issues. The book explores six topics: - Basic needs - Environmental issues - Fairness - Exploring various cultures - Democracy - Global issues. Each section has an introductory page and ideas for resources, followed by activities on the same topic differentiated for younger and older primary pupils. Clear guidelines are provided for discussion and activities which could take place in Circle Time. At the end of each section there is a story for children to consider accompanied by developmental activities and activity sheets, as well as a page of reflections related to the global challenges we all face. This exciting resource will act as a starting point for stimulating teachers and encouraging children to widen their learning. Teachers will be able to use these activities to set further challenges, to help explore current situations and to help with understanding present concerns. Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE. Visit the author's own website here!
There is little doubt that this is a book to which I shall return many times. It genuinely does enrich its readers' understanding' -"Times Educational Supplement " 'Warmly recommended for teachers and essential for the primary school library or staffroom' - "School Librarian "'This is an illuminated and wise book, providing a convincing picture of the nature of primary school children and their work' - "International Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship " This book provides a sound theoretical base, as well as practical examples, on the use and enjoyment of non-fiction books in the classroom. Drawing on research studies from psychology and linguistics, the author brings together what is known about how children learn to read. She relates this specifically to how young readers become able to meet the demands of different kinds of non-fiction texts. She then shows how teachers can support children in becoming readers of non-fiction.
An ideal world reference atlas for young primary school geographers aged 9-11 years at Keystage 2. Published in association with the Geographical Association, enabling students to learn about the world today by exploring clear and engaging maps, study satellite imagery, understand key facts and statistics, and learn how maps and atlases work. * The atlas is organised into sections covering the UK, Europe, the world and continents with more detailed larger scale maps of countries and regions popular for focus studies. * This atlas has topographical based mapping which helps the young geographer understand the processes which take place during the formation of the earth's landscapes. * The reference mapping is designed for maximum clarity and accessibility, and is supported by photographs and data boxes, with detailed map keys and scale information on each map. * Specially selected topic maps give additional information linking to knowledge and understanding of distant places. * Tables of key world country data include an Ecological Footprint figure for each country.
An introductory atlas for secondary schools, perfectly designed to support and motivate students aged 11-14 in geographical and mapping skills.This introductory atlas for secondary school students aged 11-14 is designed to help students develop map, atlas and data handling skills. It features 96 pages of clear, easy to read maps, satellite images, an atlas skills section and hundreds of statistics. Its clear and accessible layout will motivate pupils of all abilities. An easy to follow introductory 'map and atlas skills' section, useful for both teacher and pupil, is followed by clear, easy to read reference maps presented with locator maps, fact boxes and flags, descriptive text, detailed map keys and photos. Carefully selected focus country studies include mapping on contrasting regions and special topics. New special topic mapping of China is included in this edition. The latest available country-by-country statistics are listed in a separate section and the index includes full latitude and longitude values. The extended world section in this edition covers many global issues e.g. climate, population, biomes, earthquakes and volcanoes. Colour coding of the titling and marginalia aids the identification of the sections within the atlas. A full range of interactive flipcharts to support this atlas are available as downloadable files. These charts are easy to use and allow teachers and learners to further develop atlas skills.