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Unit Question leading this project: (Social Studies) What geographic tools have been used throughout time to construct and interpret maps?

Unit Question leading this project: (Social Studies) What geographic tools have been used throughout time to construct and interpret maps?

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How to Read a Map How to Read a Map Presentation Transcript

  • How to Read a Map
  • http://www.tamiu.edu/intlstu/texas%20map.gif
  • Compass Rose Shows directions of North, South, East, and West View slide
  • http://www.tamiu.edu/intlstu/texas%20map.gif View slide
  • Scale The ratio of a single unit of distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground
  • http://www.nationsonline.org/maps/USA/Texas_map.jpg
  • Legend Explains the meaning of symbols, colors, and patterns used in the map
  • http://www.nationsonline.org/maps/USA/Texas_map.jpg http://www.nationsonline.org/maps/USA/Texas_map.jpg
  • Shows where the mapped area is located in larger area Inset Map