Abstract 11, Volume 8, Number 2, Summer 2013

Follow That Map! A First Look at Mapping Skills


Lynn Kelley and Jodie Winship

University of West Alabama

Tina Turner

Taylorville Primary School



In Follow That Map! A First Look at Mapping Skills, a group of five diverse children search for their pets and take an exciting trip through the neighborhood, city and country, around the world and into space in an attempt to locate their missing dog and cat. This book presents key mapping concepts and serves as an introduction to maps. The lesson challenges students to explore different types of maps and early map concepts as they create their own book of maps. This lesson is recommended for grades one through three and should be completed in a week.

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