Too often map skills focus on memorizing country borders, names, and capitals. With our rapidly changing world, what is learned one year may become obsolete the next. Map Skills, Grade 6 has a more practical approach. It focuses on the natural geography of the world, why maps are made like they are, and how to use them to find your way around. Students will learn to understand map symbols such as the legend, scale, directional compass, and grids. The will learn to differentiate between physical, political, thematic, and direction maps and how each type is useful for different information. Political boundaries and country names may change, but the skills learned in this book will last a lifetime.Cummings, Renee is the author of 'Map Skills Grade 2' with ISBN 9780743937276 and ISBN 0743937279.