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Map Skills

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peter jones

on 26 August 2014

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Transcript of Map Skills

Map Skills
What are we doing Today?
Learning to interpret maps
Purpose
Maps help us do three things
1. Analyze data
2. Interpret information
3. Find or propose solutions to world problems
The Compass Rose
Tells direction
4 Cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west.)
4 Ordinal directions (northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest.)
What are we doing today?
What are we doing today?
What tells direction?
What are the 4 cardinal directions?
What are the 4 ordinal directions?
Scale
Scale shows distance or size.
It is shown by how many inches (in.) or centimeters (cm.) on the map equal how many miles (mi. or m.) or Kilometers (km) in the real world
What are we doing today?
What shows direction?
4 Cardinal directions?
4 Ordinal directions
What shows size or distance?
What measurements are most commonly used?
Key
The map key (or legend) shows what symbols mean on a map.
What does a star usually indicate?
What are we doing today?
What shows direction?
4 Cardinal directions?
4 Ordinal directions?
What shows distance or size?
What units are usually used?
What shows what symbols mean on a map?
What does a star usually indicate?
Assignment
Create a map of your neighborhood or the area you live. Be sure to use a compass rose, Scale, and Key. This should take the entire class period. If it does not, refine your work.
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