Have you ever wondered:
* What the Earth looks like from space?
* How many continents there are?
* Where Mount Everest is?
Find out in your very first atlas!
The Oxford Very First Atlas is a stimulating first atlas for young children. It is completely up-to-date with accurate, easy-to-read and colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how young children use maps. It introduces young learners to maps and develops early atlas skills, encouraging them to talk about local and distant places and to find key places on maps. It includes:
* An introduction to the globe and places around the world
* Stunning images of the Earth from space
* Clear and colourful maps of the world and all the continents.
The Oxford Very First Atlas is also accompanied by an Activity Book for independent work to develop map skills and an e-Atlas CD-ROM providing an interactive version of the atlas for whole-class display.
Dr Patrick Wiegand taught in primary and secondary schools before being appointed to the School of Education at the University of Leeds where he trained teachers, taught on Masters' programmes and supervised PhD students. He became Head of Teacher Training at the University of Leeds and then Reader in Geography Education. He has researched children's thinking with maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) throughout his career and has published many books, chapters and research papers in this area including Learning and Teaching with Maps (Routledge, 2006). He was Chair of the Cartography and Children Commission of the International Cartographic Association, held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in GIS in Education, and has served on the UK Committee for Cartography. He has always worked to improve the quality and usability of classroom teaching materials and has been Editorial Adviser for OUP atlases for 30 years.