Maps and Mapping for Canadian Kids

by Laura Peetoom, Paul Heersink

Scholastic Canada Ltd | October 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Maps and Mapping for Canadian Kids is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Where in the world are you? Learn to read, understand and create maps.

Maps are pictures of places. They can be printed on paper or shown on a screen. A map shows you how to get around in a place that is unfamiliar. A map can even tell you new things about a place you know.

What is a map, anyway? How do they work? Maps and Mapping for Canadian Kids will walk kids through elements of a map. By discussing concepts such as scale, symbols, and colour, they''ll see how maps work and how to read them. Basic principles of navigation explain how early explorers and navigators were able to chart the world, and Canada in particular. A special section on David Thompson highlights the achievements of this great Canadian cartographer.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 40 pages, 9.94 × 7.98 × 0.12 in

Published: October 1, 2011

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443104930

ISBN - 13: 9781443104937

Appropriate for ages: 7

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I stumbled upon this while looking for something to inspire my 5 year olds interest in mapping. This has easy to follow instructions on building great maps, with child done samples and lots of interesting facts of mapping history. Great starting point for any elementry aged child interested in learning the detailing of mapping!
Date published: 2012-01-30

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Maps and Mapping for Canadian Kids

by Laura Peetoom, Paul Heersink

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 40 pages, 9.94 × 7.98 × 0.12 in

Published: October 1, 2011

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443104930

ISBN - 13: 9781443104937

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Where in the world are you? Learn to read, understand and create maps.

Maps are pictures of places. They can be printed on paper or shown on a screen. A map shows you how to get around in a place that is unfamiliar. A map can even tell you new things about a place you know.

What is a map, anyway? How do they work? Maps and Mapping for Canadian Kids will walk kids through elements of a map. By discussing concepts such as scale, symbols, and colour, they''ll see how maps work and how to read them. Basic principles of navigation explain how early explorers and navigators were able to chart the world, and Canada in particular. A special section on David Thompson highlights the achievements of this great Canadian cartographer.

About the Author

Laura Peetoom is an author and editor of children''s books for both the trade and educational markets. She is currently an editor with Scholastic Education. Her book Mermaid in the Bathtub was a CCBC "Best Books for Kids and Teens 2008" selection.

Paul Heersink is a professional cartographer, who often supplies maps for the Dear Canada series. He has been drawing maps and atlases since he was a young boy. After seven years as a social worker, he finally decided to follow his first love: he went back to school to study mapping and now works in that field! Laura and Paul are married with two children. They live in Markham, Ontario.

Appropriate for ages: 7

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