Anticipatory experiences leading to competence with formal maps

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Mary Ellen Gibbs (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Franklin McNutt

Abstract: That an interest in, and a study of, geography has been steadily on the increase during the past decade is nationally recognized. Much has been written about this revival of interest. People who do not like geography do not know the subject, and often trace their dislike and geographic illiteracy to earlier contacts with the subject and their inability to read and understand maps. The belief that much of this could be prevented by proper preparatory experiences in nap readiness in the first three grades was the primary motivating factor in the beginning of this study. Undercurrent in most of the literature dealing with map study was the feeling that teachers frequently expect a child to read meaning into the complex symbolism on the face of a globe or map without preliminary training.

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Language: English
Date: 1948
Maps in education.
Geography $x Study and teaching
Education, Primary

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