The use of story for developing geographical knowledge, skills and attitudes

Fictional texts and novels bring real and imaginative environments into the classroom. They expose children to a variety of places, people lifestyles and alternative ways of thinking about the world. Some stories include a clearly defined journey of a character/s and are an ideal resource for developing the geographical skills of mapping. The following pictures record the sequential journey around the island in the book Katie Delivers the Mail by Mairi Hedderwick.