A year ago or so I had a set of students that adored geography, and I set out to find a great atlas for my students that are in the elementary grades. What I found was Mi Primer Atlas and fell in love with it. Even my students request it! A few weeks ago I had a student ask, "Can you pull out that map book again in Spanish? I want to know the name of the place I dream of going to."
The atlas is published by Everest (a company in Spain) and is a mixture of maps (both physical and political), drawings, photos, and a plethora of geographical information. There are pages on the following topics:
The Solar System
Completely in Spanish, the information given in the book is clear enough for intermediate beginners and yet has enough fascinating facts for older elementary kids. I LOVE having maps labeled all in Spanish! Now when my students ask the Spanish name of a country all we have to do is look at the atlas.
It is my hope this year to teach a geography unit and this book will be the backbone to what we do in class. When I get all the resources together I will share with you what I have created. So stay tuned! For the time being here are some resources I am looking at using...
Teaching Geography in Spanish