Juvenile/Young Adult

This informative book teaches readers about the seven continents and how to recognize them on maps. Through supportive text, vibrant images, and a helpful glossary, index, and table of contents, readers will learn about map basics like the compass rose, a scale, and a legend.

About Shell Education 
Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world.

An eye-opening journey that will broaden children’s knowledge about the world.

The British Library has one of the largest collections of maps, plans and topographical views in the world, numbering some 4.5 million and with a chronological spread of over 2,000 years. This book compiles eighty maps to take readers on a fabulous journey around the globe. With a nod to Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, the trip starts and ends in London, crossing the oceans and stopping at some of the world’s most fascinating places.

Maps are marvelous documents. Not only colorful and revealing, they are a record of a place at a particular time. Here, the maps exploit children’s preferences for visuals while educating and entertaining.

There are details to pore over as well as stories about how and why these maps were made and by whom. Concise and informative text explores each place in more depth, revealing its history, famous people, landmarks, wildlife, culture and customs. Helpful fact files provide at-a-glance information to broaden geographical knowledge.

Maps include:

  • World, 1623
  • Europe, 1851
  • Corsica, 1489
  • Venice, 1720
  • Zurich (aerial), 1576
  • Moscow, 1575
  • Egypt, 1600’s
  • Istanbul, 1422
  • California, 1777
  • St. Louis (aerial), 1764
  • Virginia, 1590
  • Arctic, 1595.

Children will enjoy browsing the maps, learning along the way and sparking interest in the world and dreams of adventures