Enduring Understanding Themes. Maps August 13-14, 2012. First Five . Agenda Message : Vocabulary Quiz is set for Tuesday, August 21 st . Standard: Location affects a society’s economy, culture, and development. E. Q. for Monday, August 13
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August 13-14, 2012
Agenda Message: Vocabulary Quiz is set for Tuesday, August 21st.
Location affects a society’s economy, culture, and development.
E. Q. for Monday, August 13
Identify the main benefit of maps and list four elements, which are necessary to read and understand them.
400North Latitude is in which hemisphere?
800 West Longitude is in which hemisphere?
A globe is a three-dimensional representation of the earth. It provides a way to view the earth as it travels through space.
But since the earth is round, we can see only one-half of it at any time.
As a result, for some tasks, globes are not very practical because they are not portable.
People prefer to use maps, which are
two-dimensional graphic representations of selected parts of the earth’s surface.
The advantage of maps is that they are portable.
The disadvantage of maps is that distortions occur in flattening the earth’s surface to create the map.
Reading a Map
Most maps have the following elements, which are necessary to read and understand them.
10.Grid: Grids are sometime provided to help you find a place on the earth’s surface.
11. Map Index: Is usually provided with grids. It helps you locate places on a map. Places are shown in alphabetical order along with their grid reference.
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Standard:Location affects a society’s economy, culture, and development.
E. Q. for Tuesday, August 14th
What are the three basic types of maps and what do they show?
Using the map of the U.S.A. on page 32 of the “Upfront” magazine what is the absolute location for the City of New Orleans, Louisiana?
Types of Maps
Show natural and man-made features on the earth. (Also known as general reference maps.)
Show boundaries of countries or states.
Emphasizes specific information, such as climate, types of vegetation (plant life) or population density.
4. Maps main advantage is that they are portable.
5. Maps main disadvantage is that by placing the round earth’s surface on a flat map causes distortions.
6. Three types of maps that we will use this year are Topographic, Political & Thematic maps.
New Vocabulary Words (14)
Maps Map Index
Map Title Map Colors
Compass Rose Map Symbols
Map Labels Map Scale
Map Legend Political Map
Topographic Map Thematic Map
Find the following countries:
Find the following countries:
Find the Countries Find the Ocean/Sea