My 1st Atlas
My 1st Atlas aims at teaching young readers the concepts, elements and methods related with map designing, in order to help them understand the cartographic representations and find out that, besides a world of information, an atlas can also be lots of fun. The Atlas is mainly targeted to children in their school age, attending the first classes in Elementary School. The reading and comprehension are perfectly approachable to children aged 7 and over, but its use can be optimized with teachers’ instruction. With this Atlas, the IBGE provides the initial connection between children Cartography, allowing them to enhance, little by little, their comprehension of the reality around, contributing for the development of future citizens.
According the Parâmetros Curriculares Nacionais (PCN – National Curricular Standards), cartographic education should develop a series of abilities focused on map localization and representation, such as: reading, legend creation and organization, and others. In this Atlas, the chosen strategy for the development of these abilities was to work with mental maps, which is a set of living environments recorded through memories. With this work, it becomes possible to approach to the student’s reality even closer, a reality that should be, according to many authors, the basis of teaching process in the first Geography and History classes.
About the publication - 3rd Edition - 2009
My 1st Atlas - 3rd edition. With 21 folded maps of Federation Units
Once upon a time, there was a map. It was small but could be big too. It has more crooked than straight lines that draw its contours. In the middle of it, more lines and some points mark the localization of roads, railroads, rivers, animals threated by extinction, cities, states and even the whole country. That's right. A map can represent all this and much more. With a map we are able to find out a fascinating world of information. How about getting started? Join July and Bobby and see how fun and simple it can be to make a map.
Readers will enjoy this map divided in two parts. An initial part, named "Making and Understanding Maps" and the other, with the maps and indexes.
In the first part, Making and Understanding Maps, we introduce the main elements - title, conventions, geographic coordinates and scales, besides the main characteristics of maps and Atlases and information on how to use them.
In the second part, we show many maps focusing on the representation of Brazil, political borders, physical characteristics and thematic maps, addressing population and the environment. The geographic index comes in the end. The child also gets a map of their state enclosed, with the several municipal divisions and respective headquarters and a map of Brazil, in transparent sheet to be used with the thematic maps of the environment. The aim is to show the spatial continuity of the natural resources, since they are not limited by political divisions and, therefore, should be thought of in an integrative way.
More on the product - 3rd Edition - 2009
What is My 1st Atlas?
My 1st Atlas aims at teaching young readers the concepts, elements and methods related with map designing, in order to help them to understand the cartographic representations and find out that, besides a world of information, an atlas can also be lots of fun. With this Atlas, the IBGE provides the child’s first contact with Cartography, and allows him/her to enhance their comprehension of their reality, contributing to the formation of future citizens.
Who is the target audience?
The Atlas is designed mainly for children in the first segments of the elementary school.
My 1st Atlas can be downloaded for free at the IBGE’s virtual library or you can buy it at the IBGE's virtual store.
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