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The Tricky Bits of Map Skills
Political Maps <ul><li>Shows divisions created by  governments </li></ul><ul><li>What you see on the map:  </li></ul><ul><...
Topographic Maps <ul><li>Shows what you could see from the  top ,  or above, the land </li></ul><ul><li>What you see on th...
Thematic Maps <ul><li>Focus on a  theme , or topic – many different possible topics. </li></ul><ul><li>What you see on the...
Thematic Maps -  Population
Thematic Maps -  Precipitation
Thematic Maps -  Climate
Thematic Maps -  Natural Resources  forestry for lumber coal mining farming oil drilling
Thematic Maps -  Land Use cropland (agriculture) grazing pasture (agriculture) residential commercial/ business (urban) fa...
Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Political Map </li></ul>
Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Thematic Map </li></ul>
Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Thematic Map </li></ul>
Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Topographic Map </li></ul>
Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Thematic Map </li></ul>
Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Political Map </li></ul>
Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Thematic Map </li></ul>
Inset vs. Locator Maps <ul><li>Inset Map –  zooms in  to a part of the  main map  to show more  detail </li></ul>
Inset vs. Locator Maps <ul><li>Locator Map –  zooms out  from the  main map  to  locate   the map on the globe or continen...
Inset or Locator Map? <ul><li>Locator Map </li></ul>
Inset or Locator Map? <ul><li>Inset Map </li></ul>
Physical Features mountains ocean/ sea bay peninsula plateau volcano river delta island
Geographic Regions desert forest grasslands/ prairie
Man-made Structures canal port harbor dam
Physical, Geographic, or Man-made? <ul><li>mountains port  canyon dam </li></ul><ul><li>  harbor forest     waterfall </li...
Physical, Geographic, or Man-made? Physical Features Geographic Regions Man-made Structures canyon mountains stream shore ...
Relative Direction <ul><li>Where a particular place is, in relation to other areas, buildings, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ro...
Relative Direction <ul><li>Louisiana is ________ of Arkansas. </li></ul><ul><li>Always start at the  </li></ul><ul><li>pla...
Relative Direction <ul><li>Missouri is ________ of Kansas. </li></ul><ul><li>Always start at the  </li></ul><ul><li>place ...
Relative Direction <ul><li>_________ is north of Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>Always start at the  </li></ul><ul><li>place aft...
Relative Direction <ul><li>_________ is west of Kansas. </li></ul><ul><li>Always start at the  </li></ul><ul><li>place aft...
Good Luck on your quiz! <ul><li>Check out the Jeopardy Game for Map Skills Review on the blog. </li></ul>
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The Tricky Bits Map Skills

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The Tricky Bits Map Skills

  1. 1. The Tricky Bits of Map Skills
  2. 2. Political Maps <ul><li>Shows divisions created by governments </li></ul><ul><li>What you see on the map: </li></ul><ul><li>colors and lines to indicate borders of countries, states, and cities and their names </li></ul>
  3. 3. Topographic Maps <ul><li>Shows what you could see from the top , or above, the land </li></ul><ul><li>What you see on the map: </li></ul><ul><li>colors to indicate landforms, physical features, and/ or elevation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Thematic Maps <ul><li>Focus on a theme , or topic – many different possible topics. </li></ul><ul><li>What you see on the map: </li></ul><ul><li>colors to indicate categories related to the theme </li></ul>
  5. 5. Thematic Maps - Population
  6. 6. Thematic Maps - Precipitation
  7. 7. Thematic Maps - Climate
  8. 8. Thematic Maps - Natural Resources forestry for lumber coal mining farming oil drilling
  9. 9. Thematic Maps - Land Use cropland (agriculture) grazing pasture (agriculture) residential commercial/ business (urban) factories (urban)
  10. 10. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Political Map </li></ul>
  11. 11. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Thematic Map </li></ul>
  12. 12. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Thematic Map </li></ul>
  13. 13. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Topographic Map </li></ul>
  14. 14. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Thematic Map </li></ul>
  15. 15. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Political Map </li></ul>
  16. 16. Political, Topographic, or Thematic Map? <ul><li>Thematic Map </li></ul>
  17. 17. Inset vs. Locator Maps <ul><li>Inset Map – zooms in to a part of the main map to show more detail </li></ul>
  18. 18. Inset vs. Locator Maps <ul><li>Locator Map – zooms out from the main map to locate the map on the globe or continent </li></ul>
  19. 19. Inset or Locator Map? <ul><li>Locator Map </li></ul>
  20. 20. Inset or Locator Map? <ul><li>Inset Map </li></ul>
  21. 21. Physical Features mountains ocean/ sea bay peninsula plateau volcano river delta island
  22. 22. Geographic Regions desert forest grasslands/ prairie
  23. 23. Man-made Structures canal port harbor dam
  24. 24. Physical, Geographic, or Man-made? <ul><li>mountains port canyon dam </li></ul><ul><li> harbor forest waterfall </li></ul><ul><li>shore prairie stream desert </li></ul>Physical Features Geographic Regions Man-made Structures
  25. 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. 26. Relative Direction <ul><li>Where a particular place is, in relation to other areas, buildings, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Romania is south of the Former Soviet Republics.” </li></ul><ul><li>This one really is tricky! </li></ul>
  27. 27. Relative Direction <ul><li>Louisiana is ________ of Arkansas. </li></ul><ul><li>Always start at the </li></ul><ul><li>place after “of.” </li></ul><ul><li>Which direction do </li></ul><ul><li>you need to go to get </li></ul><ul><li>to the place at the </li></ul><ul><li>beginning of the </li></ul><ul><li>sentence? </li></ul>south
  28. 28. Relative Direction <ul><li>Missouri is ________ of Kansas. </li></ul><ul><li>Always start at the </li></ul><ul><li>place after “of.” </li></ul><ul><li>Which direction do </li></ul><ul><li>you need to go to get </li></ul><ul><li>to the place at the </li></ul><ul><li>beginning of the </li></ul><ul><li>sentence? </li></ul>east
  29. 29. Relative Direction <ul><li>_________ is north of Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>Always start at the </li></ul><ul><li>place after “of.” </li></ul><ul><li>If you follow the </li></ul><ul><li>direction given in the </li></ul><ul><li>sentence, where will </li></ul><ul><li>you end up? </li></ul>Oklahoma
  30. 30. Relative Direction <ul><li>_________ is west of Kansas. </li></ul><ul><li>Always start at the </li></ul><ul><li>place after “of.” </li></ul><ul><li>If you follow the </li></ul><ul><li>direction given in the </li></ul><ul><li>sentence, where will </li></ul><ul><li>you end up? </li></ul>Colorado
  31. 31. Good Luck on your quiz! <ul><li>Check out the Jeopardy Game for Map Skills Review on the blog. </li></ul>

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