Maps and Mapping for Canadian Kids

Paperback | October 1, 2011

byLaura Peetoom, Paul Heersink

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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.

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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 Ca...

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 Cana...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.94 × 7.98 × 0.12 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage: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