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    • The Tricky Bits of Map Skills
    • Political Maps
      • Shows divisions created by governments
      • What you see on the map:
      • colors and lines to indicate borders of countries, states, and cities and their names
    • Topographic Maps
      • Shows what you could see from the top , or above, the land
      • What you see on the map:
      • colors to indicate landforms, physical features, and/ or elevation
    • Thematic Maps
      • Focus on a theme , or topic – many different possible topics.
      • What you see on the map:
      • colors to indicate categories related to the theme
    • Thematic Maps - Population
    • Thematic Maps - Precipitation
    • Thematic Maps - Climate
    • Thematic Maps - Natural Resources forestry for lumber coal mining farming oil drilling
    • Thematic Maps - Land Use cropland (agriculture) grazing pasture (agriculture) residential commercial/ business (urban) factories (urban)
    • Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
      • Political Map
    • Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
      • Thematic Map
    • Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
      • Thematic Map
    • Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
      • Topographic Map
    • Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
      • Thematic Map
    • Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
      • Political Map
    • Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
      • Thematic Map
    • Inset vs. Locator Maps
      • Inset Map – zooms in to a part of the main map to show more detail
    • Inset vs. Locator Maps
      • Locator Map – zooms out from the main map to locate the map on the globe or continent
    • Inset or Locator Map?
      • Locator Map
    • Inset or Locator Map?
      • Inset Map
    • Physical Features mountains ocean/ sea bay peninsula plateau volcano river delta island
    • Geographic Regions desert forest grasslands/ prairie
    • Man-made Structures canal port harbor dam
    • Physical, Geographic, or Man-made?
      • mountains port canyon dam
      • harbor forest waterfall
      • shore prairie stream desert
      Physical Features Geographic Regions Man-made Structures
    • Physical, Geographic, or Man-made? Physical Features Geographic Regions Man-made Structures canyon mountains stream shore waterfall forest prairie desert harbor dam port
    • Relative Direction
      • Where a particular place is, in relation to other areas, buildings, etc.
      • “ Romania is south of the Former Soviet Republics.”
      • This one really is tricky!
    • Relative Direction
      • Louisiana is ________ of Arkansas.
      • Always start at the
      • place after “of.”
      • Which direction do
      • you need to go to get
      • to the place at the
      • beginning of the
      • sentence?
      south
    • Relative Direction
      • Missouri is ________ of Kansas.
      • Always start at the
      • place after “of.”
      • Which direction do
      • you need to go to get
      • to the place at the
      • beginning of the
      • sentence?
      east
    • Relative Direction
      • _________ is north of Texas.
      • Always start at the
      • place after “of.”
      • If you follow the
      • direction given in the
      • sentence, where will
      • you end up?
      Oklahoma
    • Relative Direction
      • _________ is west of Kansas.
      • Always start at the
      • place after “of.”
      • If you follow the
      • direction given in the
      • sentence, where will
      • you end up?
      Colorado
    • Good Luck on your quiz!
      • Check out the Jeopardy Game for Map Skills Review on the blog.