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Mapping skills in primary schools

Discussion in 'Geography' started by welsh16, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. I was hoping someone would be able to give me a break down of the mapping skills children should be learning in each year in primary schools?
     
  2. I was hoping someone would be able to give me a break down of the mapping skills children should be learning in each year in primary schools?
     
  3. As a secondary school teacher, I think it is excellent if at end of KS2 children have had exposure to compass directions, basic OS map symbols and how these relate to real things, a very basic concept of scale on a map, and simple 4-figure grid refs.
    But please teach the latter correctly! One feeder primary, a long time ago, taught it the wrong way round, which was very difficult to undo.
     
  4. Have a look at `12: Developing children's map understanding' on Simon Catlin's page on the Geographical Association website.

    The Primary Geography Handbook also has a chapter devoted to developing map work. Why not try and obtain this from your local library - then if you like it you can purchase. It would be well worth joining the Geographical Association as you get a third off all publications if you are a member.

     
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