What would the world be like maps? Maps can be an exciting read in themselves. They can take you to worlds you haven't been. Along with this poem also share different types of maps for the kids to explore. Share this poem with other geographical poems like J. Patrick Lewis' A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme.
A Map and a Dreamby Karen O'Donnell TaylorMaps are morethan tiny linesintersectionlace designs...More than namesand colored dots,rivers, mountains,tourist spots.Map are keysto secret placesvast new worldand unknown faces.I can trace eachgraceful line...Close my eyesand in my mindI can travelanywhere...A map, a dreamcan take me there!
Invite the kids to write a poem about a map that they particularly like. Why do they like? What is the map of? What can maps do? See what the world on paper means to them!
BIBLIOGRAPHYHopkins, Lee Bennet (sel). 2006. Got Geography! Illus. by Philip Stanton. NY: Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN: 9870060556020.