A brief overview of all of the different kinds of maps
Find out how you would use different kinds of maps for traveling, researching different parts of the Earth, or finding a certain location.
Students will understand that different types of maps convey different information.
Students will become familiar with maps that show physical and human features, organize information about locations, show the boundaries of countries, help people navigate from place to place, and how to use services.
Build a salt relief map. Mix 1 cup of table salt, 2 cups of all purpose flour, and 1 cup of water. Mix until pliable. Place on a heavy piece of cardboard to create a map (use outline of state or country to be mapped to help spread the dough to the right shape. Using your fingers or other classroom tools, create a relief map of an area showin...