"Exploring Geography" is a series of three books designed for the National Curriculum, Key Stage 3. The books are deliberately planned to progress both in difficulty and to increase in scale from local, to European to World. All three books are based on a comon thematic structure which provides continuity, coherence and the development of key ideas and skills through the course.;The first book is intended to make use of the child's local experience and knowledge, the second aims to give pupils a basic knowledge relating to Britain and Europe, while the third gives children an interest in the countries of the world. Each book is split into a number of thematic sections common to all books, and includes a range of materials both textual - passages from novels, newspaper extracts - and illustrative - artwork, cartoons, photographs, satellite images, and maps.;Encouraging work and investigation as an individual and in small groups, the book enables links across the curriculum. Clear explanation of key terms is provided through dictionary boxes with each chapter. Activity based, it develops the skills required by the National Curriculum for example interpretation and presentation of maps, diagrams and statistical analysis.;The overall aim is to help students gain an understanding and appreciation of issues affecting the physical and human world.