Geografie 2004, 109, 53-64

Regional content in geography textbooks from the cartographic viewpoint

Tomáš Hudeček

Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje PřF UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The article discusses further possibilities how to use GIS application in geography didactics. It describes an aid for assessment of regional geography textbooks - i.e. teaching map - and provides methodological analysis how to create such maps. It deals with the application of the method for sample assessment of selected textbooks. The analysis covers 12 teaching maps, which were created on the basis of 12 selected geography textbooks for primary and secondary school pupils. These books are being assessed by comparative analysis and a comment of their contents and suitability is added. The article also evaluates other possible uses of the method.