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  • 1. Map Skills—Types of Maps
  • 2. Types of Maps
    • There are many different types of maps. These include, but are not limited to:
    • Political Maps—Show country borders and sometimes major cities
    • Topographic or Relief Maps—Show physical features
    • Thematic Maps—Focus on a specific topic or theme (ex. precipitation, climate, natural resources, land use, and population)
      • Check out these examples!
  • 3. Political Map
  • 4. Topographical Map
  • 5. Thematic Map
  • 6. Not to confuse you but…
    • Sometimes maps can be of more than one type. For example, your atlas includes a lot of “Political Relief Maps”. These are a combination of political and topographical maps.
  • 7. Your Task
    • Title a piece of white lined paper--MAP SKILLS. This will be a page in your SS file.
    • Make a subheading called--Types of Maps
    • Use a classroom desk atlas to answer the following questions about map types. Feel free to ask your table mates for help if you need it.
    • We’ll review the answers together in 5-10 minutes. 
  • 8. Questions
    • A)What type of map (political, topographical/relief, or thematic) do you find on page 32?
    • B)What information can you gather from this map?
    • 2. A)What type of map do you find on page 62 and 63?
    • B)What information can you gather from this map?
    • 3. A)What kind of map do you find on page 154 and 155?
    • B)What information can you gather from this map?
    • 4. A)What kind of map do you find on page 164?
    • B)What information can you gather from this map?