The MapZone website aims to present British and European Geography in a fun and eye-catching mannner which will appeal to children.
The majority of the information is accessed through interactive activities, animations, quizzes and map-based games.
There are also printable resources.
Pupils are able to strengthen areas such as using grid references, compass directions and knowledge and understanding of map symbols.
Pupils are able to contribute to the ‘Favorite Places’ area of the site which will hopefully build up to become a useful resource.
The Homework Help area of the website provides pupils with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of map skills.
Although this site has been designed for Key Stage 3, it is an appealing website that has the potential to be used as a useful teaching tool in Key Stage 2 as well.
The site is available in Welsh and English, and covers a wide range of Geographical skills and concepts, including map symbols, grid references and understanding scale.
Category: 2) Useful n Interesting