Articles, photographs, and timelines join thematic, physical-political, and political maps to help this world atlas communicate not only where things are, but what those places are like. Each continent gets separate treatment, with North America adding sections on Canada, the U.S., and Mexico and Central America. Includes a brief chapter on using an atlas. (An optional 167-page teacher’s guide contains 33 cross-curricular lessons accompanied by reproducible student worksheets, 30 pages of reproducible outline maps, extension activities, a glossary of geographic terms, and a CD-ROM with digital versions of all the guide’s contents.) Grades 5–9. Index. 8½" x 11". Rand McNally. 128 pages. ©2012.
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