Introduces basic concepts of geography through simple problems and activities such as constructing a clay map, making a compass rose, and plotting the track of a hurricane. 1. The earth in space -- Study and interpret past and present models of the solar system -- 2. The history of mapmaking -- How to use ancient mapping symbols and techniques -- 3. Explorers -- How early explorers used maps and the stars to determine distance and geographic location -- 4. Global addresses -- Use latitude and longitude to find locations on a world map -- 5. Mapping a sphere: The earth -- Comparing globes and flat maps -- 6. Using a map scale -- Determining the distance between two points on the earth -- 7. Finding places -- How to read and use a grid map -- 8. Legends -- How to use a legend when reading a map -- 9. Variation -- Find the variation between geographic north and magnetic north -- 10. Compass rose -- Use a compass rose to measure direction on a map -- 11. Mapping the ocean floor -- How to determine the depth of the ocean floor -- 12. Contour mapping -- How to determine elevation on a topographic map -- 13. Hurricane tracking -- Tracking the path of a hurricane to predict where it will hit land -- 14. Seasons -- How the sun affects the seasons -- 15. Time zones -- Compare the differences in time for a traveler going east or west -- 16. Atmospheric circulation -- Determine how the circulation of the earth's atmosphere affects climate -- 17. Water and climate -- Study the effect of water on climate -- 18. Climate regions -- Determine how a region's location and its landforms affect its climate -- 19. Waters and lands of the earth -- Identify and locate the seven continents and four oceans of the world -- 20. People, population, and location -- Looking at world population and how it has changed.