Resources for locational work & Atlases
Resources for locational work
The following publications for teachers are extremely helpful, giving clear explanations and plenty of classroom practice ideas for locational knowledge work:
Placing Places (new edition 1994), Simon Catling.
Studying Distant Places, Maureen Wheldon, 1997.
Studying Contrasting U K Localities, Penny Sweasey,1997.
Place in Story Time, Heather Norris Nicholson 1996.
Atlas-wise:Ideas and Themes For Atlas Work Stephen Scoffham 1997.
All of these are published by the Geographical Association. (referenced on pages 1 and 7)
Teaching About Localities Oxfam. This book highlights good practice in locality teaching. Available from Kent and The Wider World.
Most of the main publishers have a range of atlases for young children in their lists. Some interesting atlases include:
Atlas One, Collins Longman.
Oxford Infant Atlas, OUP, 1993.
First Atlas, Ginn, 1994 (KS1).
A First Atlas of the World, Schofield & Sims, 1992.
Rainbow Atlas, OUP, 1995.
All Around the World, Evans, 1995 (KSl and 2).
Going up the age range for key stage 2:
Philips Children’s Atlas, Philips, 1994.
Atlas 2, Collins Longman, 1994
The World Today, Schofield & Sims, 1992.
The Whole World Now, Schofield &Sims, 1992.
The Oxford First Atlas, (lower Key Stage 2) 1996.
The Oxford Junior Atlas, (useful across the key stage) OUP, 1996.
The Oxford Practical Atlas, (upper Key Stage 2, especially Year 6) 1996.
The Oxford Essential Atlas (for special needs pupils) 1996.
The Folens OS World Atlas, Folens, 1991.
The Folens OS UK Atlas, Folens, 1994.
A recent trend is to incorporate an atlas and textbook into one, examples are:
Keystart UK Atlas, Collins Longman, 1991.
Keystart World Atlas, Collins Longman, 1991.
The main atlas publishers are:
There is no perfect atlas.