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Characteristics of Maps and Globes

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Kristen Thomas

on 3 November 2014

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Transcript of Characteristics of Maps and Globes

Characteristics of Maps and Globes
By: Kristen Thomas
Compass rose displays
North, South, East, West

Also displays intermediate
points (NE, NW, SE, SW)
Map symbols explain
objects, features,

Symbols help us find
places and objects
Characteristics of Maps and Globes
A key tells what the symbols mean
What is the purpose of a map key?

a. to show symbols on a map
b. to tell what symbols represent
c. to display North, South, East, and West
d. to open up a map that is locked
Standard: SS01-S4C2-02 Identify characteristics of maps and globes: compass rose, symbols, key/legend.
SS01-S4C2-03 Construct a map of a familiar place (e.g. classroom, bedroom, playground) that includes a compass rose, symbols, and key/legend.
Objective: Students will be able to construct a map of the classroom and construct a compass rose, symbols, and key/legend to go with it.
Your task is to make a map of the
classroom. Be sure to include a
compass rose, symbols, and a key/legend.
Helps us understand
the map better
What are maps and globes used for?
They represent larger
portions of the Earth
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