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Geo Skills 1 -Map Types

Learn about different types of maps.

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Geo Skills 1 -Map Types

  1. 1. Map Skills—Types of Maps
  2. 2. Types of Maps <ul><li>There are many different types of maps. These include, but are not limited to: </li></ul><ul><li>Political Maps—Show country borders and sometimes major cities </li></ul><ul><li>Topographic or Relief Maps—Show physical features </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic Maps—Focus on a specific topic or theme (ex. precipitation, climate, natural resources, land use, and population) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out these examples! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Political Map
  4. 4. Topographical Map
  5. 5. Thematic Map
  6. 6. Not to confuse you but… <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Your Task <ul><li>Title a piece of white lined paper--MAP SKILLS. This will be a page in your SS clear book. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a subheading called--Types of Maps </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll review the answers together in 5-10 minutes.  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Questions <ul><li>What type of map (political, topographical/relief, or thematic) do you find on page 32? What information can you gather from this map? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of map do you find on page 62 and 63? What information can you gather from this map? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of map do you find on page 154 and 155? What information can you gather from this map? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of map do you find on page 164? What information can you gather from this map? </li></ul>

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