Cartography means “the science of making maps”. Have a look at some of these mapping websites: http://www.atlapedia.com/online/mapresources.htm http://www.maps4kids.com/7wonders.htm http://www.maps4kids.com/countries.php?qryCountry=us http://www.maps4kids.com/puzzle_game.htm
How would you make a map of somewhere no one had been before? Captain James Cook was one of the greatest explorers ever. Find out what you can about him. Where might you look? Other famous explorers are: Christopher Columbus The Vikings The Maori who arrived in New Zealand Thor Heyerdahl on his raft, Kon-Tiki. The Ancient Phoenicians
Where does our food come from? Watch the presentation on this video clip and then use a map of the world or make a diagram to show all the different countries that help fill up your tummy! http://urbanext.illinois.edu/food/
Become a fashion designer What kinds of clothes do people wear when they’re exploring nowadays? Design an outfit for an explorer. Think about where they might be going. Is it a warm country or a cold country? What kinds of equipment might you take with you?
Develop an accurate map either of your school or your own home and garden.