How can I understand geography

Practice geography

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Practice geography

Map work - questioning maps, understanding the world.
Edition June issue 6/2014

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item number61140600
countryAll federal states
type of school
Hauptschule, Realschule, Realschule plus, Werkrealschule, Secondary School, Middle School, Middle School, Regular School, Regional School, Regional School, High School, Integrated Comprehensive School, Cooperative Comprehensive School, Community School, District School, Verbundschule, Gymnasium, Secondary School II, Vocational School, University
school subjectGeography, geography
Grade levelfrom the 5th school year
Dimensions29.7 x 21.0 cm
publishing companyWestermann


Map reading is a cultural technique. It serves as spatial and objective orientation in everyday life and conveys spatial knowledge of the world. First of all, pupils need basic knowledge of the structure of maps and the school atlas, as they are conveyed in this booklet about a crime story. For a better understanding, the teachers should then bring maps to life, as we show with the example of Hamburg. Critical card work, we are talking about reflexive card work, goes one step further. Pupils learn that behind every card there are conscious and unconscious selection and design decisions made by the card authors. It helps to create your own maps to understand the variety of design decisions. Maps always reflect intentions and discourses that students can question in the highest form of competence. Reflexive map work is communication with the medium of maps, the reader's creation of hypotheses and meaning and thereby the creation of an understanding and knowledge of the world.

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Grade levels: 5th school year to 13th school year

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