Reading Level Gr 5 Interest Level: Gr 5-8+
Mapping in the Modern World is a unique series of books that explores the changing face of maps and how we use them today. Aided by new satellite, Internet, and smartphone technology, maps are no longer limited to being physical records of the appearance of things. Young readers will be introduced to modern mapping, including video mapping, mapping based on mass data from the Internet, or mind maps that help to organize ideas. Throughout the books, interesting fact boxes highlight parallels from the history of cartography and technological breakthroughs that have changed the way maps are made. Each title challenges readers through question boxes that ask them to analyze maps and draw conclusions based on their findings.