Oxford International First Atlas by Patrick Wiegand
  

Synopsis

Oxford International First Atlas by Patrick Wiegand

Have you ever wondered...* What the Earth looks like from space? * How many continents there are? * Where Mount Everest is? Find out in your very first atlas! The Oxford International First Atlas is a stimulating first atlas for young children. It is completely up-to-date with accurate, easy-to-read and colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how young children use maps. It introduces young learners to maps and develops early atlas skills, encouraging them to talk about local and distant places and to find key places on maps. It includes: * An introduction to the globe and places around the world * Stunning images of the Earth from space * Clear and colourful maps of the world and all the continents * Popular themes such as world animals and holidays * Fascinating facts about places and people. The Oxford International First Atlas is also accompanied by the Activity Book for independent work to develop map literacy skills.

About the Author

Dr Patrick Wiegand taught in primary and secondary schools before being appointed to the School of Education at the University of Leeds where he trained teachers, taught on Masters' programmes and supervised PhD students. He became Head of Teacher Training at the University of Leeds and then Reader in Geography Education. He has researched children's thinking with maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) throughout his career and has published many books, chapters and research papers in this area including Learning and Teaching with Maps (Routledge, 2006). He was Chair of the Cartography and Children Commission of the International Cartographic Association, held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in GIS in Education, and has served on the UK Committee for Cartography. He has always worked to improve the quality and usability of classroom teaching materials and has been Editorial Adviser for OUP atlases for 30 years.

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Paperback
32 pages

Author

Patrick Wiegand
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Publisher

Oxford University Press
www.oup.com

Publication date

3rd February 2011

ISBN

9780198480204


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