The tricky bits map skills

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  • 1. The Tricky Bits of Map Skills
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Thematic Maps - Population
  • 6. Thematic Maps - Precipitation
  • 7. Thematic Maps - Climate
  • 8. Thematic Maps - Natural Resources forestry for lumber coal mining farming oil drilling
  • 9. Thematic Maps - Land Use cropland (agriculture) grazing pasture (agriculture) residential commercial/ business (urban) factories (urban)
  • 10. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
    • Political Map
  • 11. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
    • Thematic Map
  • 12. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
    • Thematic Map
  • 13. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
    • Topographic Map
  • 14. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
    • Thematic Map
  • 15. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
    • Political Map
  • 16. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map?
    • Thematic Map
  • 17. Inset vs. Locator Maps
    • Inset Map – zooms in to a part of the main map to show more detail
  • 18. Inset vs. Locator Maps
    • Locator Map – zooms out from the main map to locate the map on the globe or continent
  • 19. Inset or Locator Map?
    • Locator Map
  • 20. Inset or Locator Map?
    • Inset Map
  • 21. Physical Features mountains ocean/ sea bay peninsula plateau volcano river delta island
  • 22. Geographic Regions desert forest grasslands/ prairie
  • 23. Man-made Structures canal port harbor dam
  • 24. Physical, Geographic, or Man-made?
    • mountains port canyon dam
    • harbor forest waterfall
    • shore prairie stream desert
    Physical Features Geographic Regions Man-made Structures
  • 25. Physical, Geographic, or Man-made? Physical Features Geographic Regions Man-made Structures canyon mountains stream shore waterfall forest prairie desert harbor dam port
  • 26. 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!
  • 27. 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
  • 28. 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
  • 29. 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
  • 30. 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
  • 31. Good Luck on your quiz!
    • Check out the Jeopardy Game for Map Skills Review on the blog.