Learning Object — Video
Rate Maps

Video: Maps

Learn about the world of information available to map readers. Understand the common and practical uses of maps—from finding one's way across town to finding the yearly rainfall in England. See examples of how symbols on a map stand for real features. Recognize relief, topographical, political, historical, population, and many more kinds of maps. Learn how grids are used on both globes and maps to find locations—and much more.

Student Application

Learn how symbols help us read maps.

Learning Objectives

  1. 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.
  2. Students will understand that different types of maps provide people with differe...

    [ Signin to View ]

Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. 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...

      [ Signin to View ]

Related Content

Types Of Maps
Latitude And Longitude
Other Types Of Maps