Beginner's World Atlas
About the Book by: National Geographic Summary:Readers learn how to read and use maps and apply them to the earth. The book tells the about the compass and the scale on the map. It show earth in several different dimensions to help the reader gain a better understanding of their home planet. The book tells about the different continents giving specific information on the land regions, water, climate, plants and animals.
Genre –Nonfiction: Atlas An atlas is a book of maps. • Look for: • Maps keys that help you understand the information on the maps. • Scales that tell you about distance.
Glossary Time • Put your reading book on your desk. • Open your book to the glossary. • When you see the word, get ready to find the word in your glossary.
connects This red line connects Atlanta to Savannah. -joins
distance - The space between two points Can they measure the distance the football traveled?
features -The most important parts of something This map shows mountains, rivers, and oceanfeatures.
mapmaker -A person who makes a drawing that shows where things are located I would love to watch a mapmakerdraw a map of my town.
peel -To strip away or remove Bananas are the easiest kind of fruit to peel.
Vocabulary Review • Say the words. • Read the sentences. • Fill in the blank.
Use the scale to find the ________ between Macon and Atlanta. features connects distance mapmaker peel
mapmaker connects distance features peel We have to _______ a lot of potatoes for Sunday dinner.
distance connects features mapmaker peel The plumber __________ the pipes for the sink.
The astronauts can see some of earth’s ________ from the space station. distance features connects peel mapmaker
Another name for ___________ is “cartographer”. distance features connects mapmaker peel
Grade 2, Theme 3Beginner's World Atlas Vocabulary Review • connects - brings together • distance - how far it is from one place to another • features - traits or characteristics • mapmaker - a person who makes maps • peel - pull off
Match the meaning to the word. • - brings together • - how far it is from one place to another • - traits or characteristics • - a person who makes maps • - pull off • peel___ • features ___ • connects ___ • distance ___ • mapmaker __ E C A B D
The End Enjoy your story. Anne Miller
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Fun Map Activities • Usefulness of Maps. • Geospy. • Are You Map Savvy • Map Grids • Using a Map Grid • Map and Map Games • Classpage Social Studies