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Map Types

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Misc: Map Types

Your students can apply what they've learned and demonstrate their understanding of four different types of maps as they click on the maps to answer questions or follow directions.

Student Application

Find out how you would use different kinds of maps for traveling, researching different parts of the Earth, or finding a certain location.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that different types of maps convey different information.
  2. 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.


Supporting Activities

  1. 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...

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