Because the world is constantly changing, it is important for students to understand geographical terms, as well as how to interpret and read maps. Steck Vaughn Maps: Read Understand Apply teaches 5th and 6th grade students the critical geography and social studies skills students need to succeed. Clear, concise maps present new concepts in a straightforward way without overwhelming students. Students develop practical skills in geography and map use. The up-to-date, in-depth information in Maps helps guide students step-by-step to: Read, Understand, and Apply their newly acquired knowledge, making this series an ideal resource for teachers and parents. Each book in the series includes: the five themes of geography, critical geography and social studies skills, key vocabulary words, practice review and application pages, final assessment, glossary, and atlas map.