Learn that different types of maps convey different information
Learn how symbols help us read maps.
Students will realize that maps are important to everyday life because they help people identify the features of an area and allow them to picture objects that cannot be seen easily. Also, by using a map, one can navigate from one place to another.
Students will understand that different types of maps provide people with differe...
Ask students to bring a map of any kind to class or gather as many maps as possible. Give each student or small group some maps to study. Have them list at least ten characteristics of the map (the key, the scale, symbols, roads, rivers, lakes, etc.). Compare notes and deve...