A systematic progression of social studies skills for the interpretation of maps and globes in grade four
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The purpose of this study is to produce a systematic progression of social studies skills for fourth grade pupils in the interpretation of maps and globes. Intelligent map reading tends to develop intelligent diagnosis of human and world relationships. Incidental or non-directive map teaching is not sufficient for all of the vicarious travel encountered in the social studies. Since the cartographer's language introduces a new symbolic communication, a mental picture behind each feature on the map becomes a necessary step to understanding. The ability to read types of specific information from maps and globes needs to be developed gradually and in systematic progression as early as possible.
Thesis (Ed.M.)--Boston University