Charting the World: Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS with 21 Activities (For Kids series #36) (Paperback)
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Other Books in Series
This is book number 36 in the For Kids series series.
- #2: World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series #2) (Paperback): $18.99
- #12: American Folk Art for Kids: With 21 Activities (For Kids series #12) (Paperback): $16.95
- #13: Archaeology for Kids: Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past, 25 Activities (For Kids series #13) (Paperback): $19.99
- #17: Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities (For Kids series #17) (Paperback): $18.95
- #20: Our Supreme Court: A History with 14 Activities (For Kids series #20) (Paperback): $18.95
- #24: Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities (For Kids series #24) (Paperback): $14.95
- #44: New York City History for Kids: From New Amsterdam to the Big Apple with 21 Activities (For Kids series #44) (Paperback): $18.99
- #53: Baseball History for Kids: America at Bat from 1900 to Today, with 19 Activities (For Kids series #53) (Paperback): $16.95
- #58: Washington, DC, History for Kids: The Making of a Capital City, with 21 Activities (For Kids series #58) (Paperback): $16.99
- #67: Boston History for Kids: From Red Coats to Red Sox, with 21 Activities (For Kids series #67) (Paperback): $16.99
As soon as early humans began to scratch images on cave walls, they began to create maps. And while these first drawings were used to find hunting grounds or avoid danger, they later developed into far more complex navigational tools. Charting the World tells the fascinating history of maps and mapmaking, navigators and explorers, and the ways that technology has enhanced our ability to understand the world around us. Richly illustrated with full-color maps and diagrams, it gives children an in-depth appreciation of geographical concepts and principles and shows them how to unlock the wealth of information maps contain. It also features 21 hands-on activities for readers to put their new skills to the test.
Children will: build a three-dimensional island model using a contour map, engrave a simple map on an aluminum “printing plate,” determine the elevation of hills in their neighborhood, draw a treasure map and have a friend search for the hidden stash, create a nautical chart of a small puddle, survey their backyard or local park, navigate a course using a compass, and much more.
Now more than ever, the study of geography is crucial to understanding our ever-changing planet, from political change and warfare to environmental conservation and population growth.
About the Author
Richard Panchyk is the author of World War II for Kids, Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids, and Galileo for Kids, and the coauthor of Engineering the City.
"The 21 side activities are enlightening and range widely in difficulty without requiring expensive or hard-to-get materials." —Kirkus Reviews
“With its vast array of information delivered in a dense text, this volume is for dedicated students.” —School Library Journal