The Oxford Primary Atlas is a clear, bright and informative atlas for all 7-11 year olds. It includes up-to-date country data and easy-to-read colourful mapping. It introduces primary school pupils to key geographical themes and topics, matched to curriculum requirements, including landscapes, water, settlements, connections, and environments.
The Oxford Primary Atlas is a clear, bright and informative atlas for all 7-11 year olds. This new edition includes up-to-date country data and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how young children use maps. It features key curriculum themes such as landscapes, water, settlements, connections, and environments. It includes easy-to-use features such as learning statements to summarize each theme, focus panels to prompt independent or group enquiry, innovative grid codes to help children find places listed in the index, colourful photographs to aid children's understanding of map symbols, attractive artwork to provide a 'sense of place', and stimulating graphics to make large numbers easy to understand. This new edition of the Oxford Primary Atlas, specially written to support the requirements of primary geography at Key Stage 2, and incorporating the most popular features of the bestselling Oxford Junior Atlas, uses simple, clear mapping and colourful illustration to create a stimulating and informative atlas for all 7-11 year olds.
The Oxford Primary Atlas is also accompanied by the Activity Book for independent work to develop map literacy skills, and the e-Atlas CD-ROM for whole class display on interactive whiteboard.
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.