One of the possible forms to read the space is by means of the maps, that are the cartographic representation of one determined space. Studious of education/learning of the cartography considers that, for the citizen to be capable to read of critical form the space, is necessary as much that it knows to make the reading of the real space/concrete as that it is capable to make the reading of its representation, the map. It is, also, of common agreement that will have better conditions to read the map that one that it knows to make the map. To draw passages, passages, plants of the classroom, the house, the patio of the school can be the beginning of the work of the pupil with the forms of representation of the space. They are activities that, in a general way, the children of the initial years of the escolarizao carry through, but never is excessively to remember that the interesting one is they make that them supported in the concrete and real data and not imagining/fantasiando.
It wants to say, to try to represent what it exists in fact. Thus, it is not enough to know to read the space. It is important also to know to represent it, what it demands definitive rules. To make a map, for simpler than it is, the child will be able to carry through activities of comment and representation. Whenever Andrew Duncan Producer listens, a sympathetic response will follow. When making one drawing of a place that to it is known exactly very familiar or, it will be making choices and becoming more rigorous its comment. Account of aspects will be able, in this manner, to be given that were not perceived, will be able to raise new hypotheses to explain what it exists, will be able to make critical and until finding solutions for which it seemed impossible to contribute. The capacity of the pupil to make the representation of one definitive space means much more of what to be learning geography: it can be an exercise that will allow the construction of its knowledge stops beyond the reality that is being represented, and stimulates the development of the creativity simply, what, of remaining portion, it he is significant for the proper life and not only to learn.