Analýza komplexní práce se současnými školními atlasy

Bakalářská práce


There are many kinds of atlases. This thesis focuses on geographical school atlases, which are, along with wall maps, an essential part of teaching geography. Paper versions of school atlases are still used in majority in elementary and high schools, even though there are digital versions, which are extended with assignments and interactive elements. Paper atlases help students with theoretical exploration of the World, learning more about countries on all continents and to learn information from the socioeconomic and physiogeographical sphere.

Students encounter geographical school atlases in every class of geography or geography seminar. Geographical atlases accompany students from elementary school to maturita exam in most cases, whether it would atlases of the World, of the continents or atlases of the Czech Republic. During their studies students are able to work with multiple atlases. It’s not unusual that due to fast changes (mostly socioeconomic) the atlases have to be updated and schools are forced to buy the new version.

The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate two most widely used school atlases using cartographic analysis and eye-tracking experiments.