How to Dazzle at Beginning Mapskills contains 43 photocopiable sheets for use with pupils who are working at level 3 of the National Curriculum. The material is all related to the skills element of the Programme of Study for Geography, focussing in particular on the Local Area and culminating in activities based on the British isles, Europe and the World. The activities are presented in an age-appropriate manner and provide a flexible but structured resource for teaching pupils to develop an understanding of direction and location in relation to simple maps. Map reading requires spatial awareness that can be demanding for some pupils, but it is a useful skill to acquire and may be needed in various situations and occupations. The basic concepts are explained in a simple and gradual way and applied in various interesting and enjoyable contexts.