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Map skills

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Map skills

  1. 1. How can maps help us to understand the world?
  2. 2. Vocabulary Map – Drawing of an area The person who makes maps Network of vertical and horizontal lines that form squares Cartographer – Grid –
  3. 3. How do we know what is the “right” way to draw our maps?
  4. 5. Identify the largest pieces of the world: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A B C D 1= Asia 2= Africa 3= Antarctica 4= North America 5= South America 6=Australia 7= Europe A= Atlantic Ocean B= Pacific Ocean C= Arctic Ocean D= Indian Ocean
  5. 6. *NOTES* What does this map illustrate? Physical map- shows geographic features such as mountains, lakes, deserts etc. (mother nature)
  6. 7. *NOTES* What does this map illustrate? Political map- shows boundaries/borders of countries (man-made)
  7. 8. What information can be included on a map? Roads, structures, landforms, weather patterns, industrial production, elevations, types of crops, cities, tourist attractions, etc….
  8. 9. *NOTES* INTERPRETING MAPS 1. KEY / LEGEND – gives important information that helps to understand the map. (Ex. * represents capital city) 2. EQUATOR – 0 degree imaginary line of latitude that separates the world into a northern and southern hemisphere 3. PRIME MERIDIAN – 0 degree imaginary line of longitude that separates the world into a eastern and western hemisphere 4. COMPASS ROSE – a circle or decorative device printed on a map or chart showing the points of the compass measured from true north and usually magnetic north 5. SCALE – a ratio used compare a measurement on a map to the actual distance between locations identified on the map