Ordnance Survey has launched an interactive geographical website for teenagers, Which provides fully animated assistance on geographical assistance.
How to fold an Ordnance Survey map, and many other top tips, are revealed on a new section of the free, interactive web site for children: www.mapzone.co.uk
Set in a youngster’s virtual bedroom – far too tidy to be real -Homework Help provides fully animated assistance on geography activities for pupils aged 11 to 14. It comes as Ordnance Survey distributes free Explorer maps to around 740,000 pupils in 6,200 schools across Britain.
A Resources section is home to a range of downloadable and printable activities. Amongst them is MapBuilder, a multimedia tool that allows children to design and build their own maps of the UK, Europe and the world. Homework Help also stores useful information for parents and teachers in dedicated zones and features a list of questions and answers to help with understanding the site.
A combination of extracts from Ordnance Survey maps, flash animations and even a 3-D fly-through are used to illustrate the various themes within Homework Help, whilst games and quizzes underline the educational messages in a fun environment.
Homework Help lines up alongside other useful facilities within Ordnance Survey’s MapZone web site, such as Our Favourite Places – a unique tourism guide to Britain’s most child-friendly places, produced by children themselves. Our Favourite Places links with the teaching of geography, citizenship and ICT – and can also support a school club activity.