History and Government:What are the importance of maps in the teaching of history and government?

CHAPTER THREE

3c vi) State the importance of maps in the teaching of history and government?

Importance of maps

Maps are useful in history teaching because they:

  • Help us locate where people live or have lived in the past.
  • Make historical facts comprehensive, real and easy to remember.
  • Enable learners to visualize areas in question and relative position of political unity and people’s relationship with their environment.
  • Bring the world and people into the classroom.
  • Are useful in showing location, direction, distance and relative size of places.
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