Lesson 8 How Do I Use A


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Lesson 8 How Do I Use A

  1. 1. Lesson Eight- How do I use a map key?
  2. 2. Aims- <ul><li>Identify and understand areas, signs and symbols on a map. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an awareness of different types of maps. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve mapping skills in: </li></ul><ul><li>- Location, </li></ul><ul><li>- Sketching and </li></ul><ul><li>- Measurement. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Starter- <ul><li>In groups of 4, try and </li></ul><ul><li>think of as many different </li></ul><ul><li>types of information that </li></ul><ul><li>can be shown on a map </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g: Climate/Agriculture/Land use). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Main Activities- <ul><li>In your groups of 4, you will now create your own map with a key to represent information on it. </li></ul><ul><li>You will decide on a location within the school grounds, and use it as a ‘Treasure Hunt’ style map. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have drawn your map and all of the information on it, you will swap maps with another group to try and locate their ‘treasure’!! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Information to include on your map (Choose at least 3 of the following): Community buildings (Sinden, Nursery) Outside seating areas Main Fire routes from Staff-room (G-block) Stairs and slopes Outer buildings (Huts, Farm) Main Buildings (Mansion etc) School entrances/exits. Green area (grass, including the Redgra) Car Parks
  6. 6. Help and guidance: <ul><li>Visit the website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mapzone.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>This will help you to decide how to construct and sketch out your map, and what symbols and information to include on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to draw your map to scale using appropriate measurements for different lengths of areas and buildings (look at the scale worksheet for help). </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1. Bus Station What does this symbol mean?
  8. 8. 2. Picnic Site
  9. 9. Main road 3.
  10. 10. 4. Railway Station
  11. 11. 5.
  12. 12. 6.
  13. 13. Plenary- <ul><li>Staying in your groups of four, use the ‘Who’s map and Why’ worksheet to identify the different types of information given on maps, and which type of people they would be of most use to. </li></ul><ul><li>Some will have more than one answer, identify these and discuss why in your groups. </li></ul>
  14. 14. http:// www.mapzone.co.uk / <ul><li>For games testing your knowledge and genius on maps using keys and symbols, go to ‘Homework help’ within this website. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the ‘Maptivity’ icon within the English version </li></ul><ul><li>Click on ‘Map symbols’ and see how good you are! Do you get more questions right than your mates??? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Fancy a bit of competition? <ul><li>Don’t just stop there!! Continue your map making skills and put your expertise up against other student geographers your age. </li></ul><ul><li>Mapzone have a ‘map-builder competition’ where you can win £300 worth of Toys-R-Us vouchers!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Simply go to Mapzone and click on ‘Competitions’ for more information and your chance to win. Good Luck! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Homework – look at this website and add to your knowledge of maps <ul><li>http://www.mapzone.co.uk/pagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitymapsymbols.doc </li></ul>