Discovery making maps and finding our way

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Discovery making maps and finding our way

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

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