Exploring with the Atlas
The atlas is a wonderful tool to teach exploration and build Curiosity. Why it can be fascinating is explained in the teacher’s message sent to students initiating them into their journey with the Atlas.
One can also go beyond the Atlas and geography. Exploration of the atlas leads to discussion on history, environment, science, and yes, arithmetic, e.g. 6.9 cm on the map is how much distance on land? One also appreciates current events better, whether politics, sports or weather.
Teaching through maps can also provide opportunity to organize and represent information. The three figures here show how our students are learning.