Beyond map skills
Mapping News, (24), .
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The argument for using maps in education is well made and, for many, need not be rehearsed further. Maps are a natural part of the geography curriculum. We use maps as resources because they are available and they are effective in communicating information. Map reading skills are important because maps exist in abundance and people without map skills are severely disadvantaged. Whether it is find a shop in a precinct, to make a car journey or to take a walk in a country park, the map is ubiquitous and map reading skills are essential. But there are values to maps that go outside the geography curriculum. Maps are not just tools for finding one’s way around but they go well beyond that…
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