Meet national geography standards! This 3-volume kit includes "Critical Thinking About Geography": South America, United States/Canada/Greenland, and The Middle East. Each book covers latitude & longitude, map projections, and a compass rose before moving on to political, physical, economic, climate, historical, resource and highway maps. Maps dealing with regional issues such as oil in the Middle East, Amazonian rain forest environmental problems, and the effect of human activity on salmon populations are also included. Over 20 maps in each book are provided, along with 15 accompanying lessons, each designed to take 20-30 minutes. Teacher instruction pages include a goal/standard, map overview, answers to the student activity sheet, suggestions for discussion, and extension/enhancement activities. A fully searchable CD-ROM of the contents is also included. Over 70 pages each, softcover. Grades 6-12.
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