Collins Mapstart 1, Paperback Book


This structured map skills course uses a simple colourful layout to introduce young pupils to using and drawing maps and plans.Mapstart 1 is a structured introduction to map work for 6-7 year olds.

It assumes no previous experience of map skills and establishes a sound foundation for graphic concepts, skills and vocabulary at a very simple level.Mapstart 1 has been designed with the following purposes in mind:* to build children's spatial awareness through the use of familiar objects, toys, the locality of the school and space photos;* to extend children's understanding and use of vocabulary associated with spatial location, organisation and movement;* to provide continuity through the book by the use of vertical aerial photos;* to introduce children to the perspective of plans and maps and to the representational characteristics of maps;* to encourage children to observe features and relationships in oblique and vertical photos and maps;* to foster children's appreciation of the Earth as a globe.A free file of answers to questions in Mapstart 1 is available free to download at


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Geography
  • ISBN: 9780007320820

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