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Literature & Math: Stories about Geography & Maps

Develop students' math and social studies skills will literature-based activities for A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme by J. Patrick Lewis and Maps and Mapping by Barbara Taylor. Students will explore features on a globe, read and interpret a scale, compute distances using a scale factor, and find the perimeter and area of landmasses. They will sharpen world geography skills as they review map terminology, create a map, and explore and discuss a Mercator projection.
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Literature-Based Activities for Integrating Mathematics with Other Content Areas 6-8
Robin A. Ward
Literature-Based Activities for Integrating Mathematics with Other Content Areas, Grades 6-8 provides easy-to-implement, literature-based activities that connect standards-based grades 6-8 mathematics lessons with concepts derived from science, social studies, and the arts standards.