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Mapmaking with Children: Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years

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The current crisis in geography education has spawned several new books on mapmaking, many of which advocate either recitation and drill or a conceptual top-down model that ignores children's interests. Mapmaking with Children presents an inspired alternative. Maintaining that there is no substitute for hands-on experience, David Sobel places the initial emphasis on local ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 13th 1998 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Trina Burel
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Place-based education is an “new-old” educational theory that proposes to invite children into project- based lessons that are meaningful precisely because they learn the various school subjects through investigating their local environment. Place-based education builds upon children’s familiarity with their immediate landscape and grows outward as the children grow in cognitive understanding for a holistic, global understanding of interconnected systems and topics.


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Shannon
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dreamy and useful. Lots of ideas both philosophical (developmental scales, skills, etc) and implementations (activities, worksheets, etc).
Colette
This author has some great suggestions for mapping activities and projects. They sound like fun.
Anna
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Excellent explanation of why young children need to learn to make and read maps.
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Lots of creative project ideas for teaching mapping skills to children. Of particular interest to me were the chapters on the role of children's cognitive development in understanding different types of maps.
Natalie
Jan 02, 2010 rated it liked it
A teacher's aid, for children over 5.
Whole Terrain
Jul 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Read the Whole Terrain interview of David Sobel about this book.
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exciting to have new ideas in my teacher toolbox for a new school year

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