SPANISH TRANSLATIONS FOR WORLD, CONTINENT MAPS NOW INCLUDED WITH MAPS101
Santa Barbara, CA — [May 27, 2009] — Maps101, the online Social Studies resource, has added a selection of Spanish Language maps to its collection.
The collection includes frequently accessed World and Continent maps, with Spanish translations of all country names, oceans and capital cities. The Spanish Language maps were part of a continuous review, revision and expansion of the Map101 online Social Studies resource as well as specific content requests from major school districts across the country.
"Maps101 has an on-going content development commitment to its subscribing schools and our latest release, the series of Spanish language maps, is a great example of that commitment," reveals John Serpa, CEO of Maps101.
"Being in touch with our subscribers' needs and having the capability to respond quickly is one of several areas that make Maps101 a unique classroom resource."
As with all Maps101 content the Spanish collection is optimized for printing, or projection using a whiteboard or projector. Teachers can use pre-arranged lesson plans and activities to engage students in the classroom, or take advantage of unlimited access from the home or library through assignments and projects.
Maps101 gives teachers a convenient collection of relevant learning materials in a single online resource. In addition to this Spanish Language collection, a broader picture of the growth and changing distribution of the Hispanic culture within the United States is painted through thematic maps and related news and events.
Spanish Language in the United States:
- The United States has the world's fourth largest Spanish speaking population. 1
- According to the 2007 Census more than 12% of people over 5 years of age speak Spanish in the home. 2
- Texas, New Mexico and California have the highest concentration of Spanish speakers at almost 30% of their populations. 3
- Over 44 Million people of Hispanic origin reside in the United States 4
- Spanish is the second most popular 'first language' worldwide, after Mandarin Chinese. 5
- Spanish is now the primary language spoken in Miami-Dade County, FL. The concentration of English speakers has declined from 80% in the 1950's to less than 19% in 2006. 6
1 CIA World Factbook, 2 US Census 2007, 3 US Census 2007, 4 US Census 2007, 5 CIA World Factbook, 6 Maps101.
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