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Follow That Map!: A First Book of Mapping Skills Hardcover – February 1, 2009
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Ritchie begins by introducing young readers to the characters, and a diagram that explains the common features found on a map, When Pedro notices that Sally's dog Max, and her cat Ollie are "missing", the children are off on an imaginary voyage that will take them around the world and back in search of the missing pets.
At each stop along the way, new mapping skills are taught by placing the characters directly on landscapes that appear as detailed maps from the overhead, offset perspective the bold illustrations are drawn from. This perspective is consistent throughout, even when no mapping skills are being taught, adding to a consistent feel throughout the book.
As the children scour the neighborhood for Max and Ollie, legend skills are introduced, with an interactive question to engage children. At each progressive stop additional skills are folded in, sometimes in combination with each other. When the children strike out through the city in search of the zoo, using a compass rose is the main focus, with legend skills also included.
When I sat down to work through Follow That Map! with my daughter it seemed almost too easy - the learning that came from reading the simple story and asking her the included questions was effortless and fun for both of us. The introductory level skills explored are: legends, trails, compass rose, scale bar, weather map, following directions with the help of a map, topographical maps, landmarks, and world maps.Read more ›
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This book was a great tool to introduce different aspects of map-reading. I read it to my students over the course of a few days, stopping after each map component to practice that... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Marcie
Great lead in for understanding that maps are the real world made flat !Published 2 months ago by Joanna
What a great idea this book was. Scot Ritchie makes it easy to spring into dialogue with youngsters on the world of mapping. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mattias M. Comfort
It's great for teaching my kindergarten about maps. The book made is easy to explain certain elements.Published 4 months ago by Flojean Williams
This is a helpful book and great for K when then first learn about maps. Older kids (2nd) will like it too.Published 5 months ago by Amazonhappy
I use this book when teaching my students mapping skills & geography concepts. They are completely engaged throughout the entire book.Published 5 months ago by Allison F. Barker
Great way for young ones to experience their first mapping project.Published 6 months ago by Cheryl Lesher