All you need to know about maps!


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All you need to know about maps!

  1. 1. Enduring Understanding At the end of this unit, students will understand that… Geography influences needs, culture, opportunities, choices, interests, and skills.
  2. 2. Essential Questions How does geography influence lifestyle and point of view? What story do maps and globes tell? What makes places unique and different? How do maps and globes reflect history, politics, and economics?
  3. 3. Continents & Oceans North America South America Europe Asia Africa Australia Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Artic Ocean Indian Ocean
  4. 4. Map Packet: Continents and Oceans Directions: Independently (that means on your own), use the map pictured on the Continents and Oceans page of your packet to answer the four questions. Then, be ready to discuss (that means we talk together in a group) your journal topics: 1. “What story do maps and globes tell us?” 2. “What makes places unique and different”
  5. 5. Elements of a Map! Cardinal Points Intermediate Points Key/ Legend Latitude Longitude
  6. 6. Cardinal Points  The four directions found on a compass rose. North South East (Right hand) West (Left Hand) Guided Practice: Cardinal Points sheet from your Map Packet.
  7. 7. Intermediate Points  The points that come between the four primary directions (cardinal points). • On your own, complete the Intermediate Points sheet from your Map Packet. • Homework: Create your own compass rose with both Cardinal and Intermediate Points.
  8. 8. Map Key/ Legend  Explains what each symbol on the map represents. Example:
  9. 9. Guided Practice: I’ve got the Key and Where Where sheets from the Map Packet.
  10. 10. Keep Calm.. I’ve got a map! Scenario: (Small Groups) You are a new 6th grade student at Chester Middle School. The Main Office has just given you a map of the school to use to find your way around. Using this map, write out the directions to your group’s assigned location starting at our social studies classroom: room 106. -Auditorium (1) -Mrs. Houston’s Office (5) -Art Room (9) -Cafeteria (2) -Guidance Office (6) -Band Room(10) -Library (3) -Computer Labs (7) -Chorus Room(11) -Main Office (4) -Keyboarding Rooms (8)
  11. 11. Latitude & Longitude Lines
  12. 12. Let’s Practice Latitude & Longitude Think-Pair-Share: 1st: Complete Latitude and Longitude Lines sheet from the Map Packet by yourself. 2nd: Compare answers with your partner. 3rd: Discuss why your answers may be different. 4th: Go over answers with whole class
  13. 13. Physical Map Historical Map Distribution Map Product Map Population Map Recreation Map Weather Map Road Map And on and on… Types of Maps
  14. 14. Physical Map  Type of map representing the Earth’s surface (topography, watercourses, aquatic areas) using various techniques (contour lines, colors).
  15. 15. Historical Map  Type of map that shows historical information; such as past places, people, events, ect.
  16. 16. Distribution Maps  Type of map that shows how people, resources, data, and other objects or things are distributed throughout am area, country, continent, or the world. They also can show migration patterns.
  17. 17. Reading Maps Small Group Assignment Directions: In your assigned groups, work cooperatively to complete sheets: Reading Maps, Using a Physical Map, Using a Historical Map, Using a Distribution Map, and other Uses for Maps- from your Map Packet. Then… Journal: In your journal respond to the following prompt: “How do maps and globes reflect history, politics, and economics?”
  18. 18. Timelines are Maps too!
  19. 19. Timeline Terms to Know  Chronological order- arranging events in their order as they occur. (Events from first to last.)  Example: 2002- your birth 2007- you went to kindergarten 2013- you went to middle school  A.D.- abbreviation for the Latin words: “anno Domini”  Meaning: “The year of our Lord”  (years counted forward from the year of Christ’s birth)  C.E.- abbreviation for “Common Era”  (same periods of time as A.D.)  B.C.E.- abbreviation for “Before the Common Era”  (same periods of time as B.C.)  B.C.- abbreviation for “Before Christ”  (years counted backward from the year Christ was born)
  20. 20. “Selfie” Timeline Activity Directions: Using the provided blank timeline in your Map Packet, create a “selfie” timeline based on events in your own life. -make sure your events are in chronological order -make sure you use true facts about your “events” -only use School Appropriate examples in your timeline Remember, timelines can have pictures, symbols, and words to represent each event. Be creative!