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Maps Definitions. 3 rd Grade Unit 1 Activity 1. Types of Maps. Physical Political Topographical Population. Physical Maps. Shows geographical features such as mountains rivers and lakes Can be used to find out where mountains, lakes, and oceans are located. Political Maps.

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Maps Definitions

3rd Grade Unit 1 Activity 1


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Types of Maps

  • Physical

  • Political

  • Topographical

  • Population


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Physical Maps

  • Shows geographical features such as mountains rivers and lakes

  • Can be used to find out where mountains, lakes, and oceans are located


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Political Maps

  • Shows locations and borders of places, such as states and countries

  • Borders are man-made

    • People determined where city, parish, state, and country borders are located


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Louisiana Map

Which three states border Louisiana?

Which body of water lies south of Louisiana?

How would you tell people where you live in Louisiana?

How would you tell people where on Earth you live?


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Topographical Map

  • A map showing the Earth’s elevations and landforms.

  • Used to find the height of mountains and the elevation of valleys or plains.


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Topographical Map of Louisiana

= East Gulf Coastal Plain

= Mississippi Alluvial Plain

= West Gulf Coastal Plain


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Topographical Map of Louisiana

What are the major land regions of Louisiana?

Which area covers most of Louisiana?

What area covers Vermilion Parish?

Which covers the least amount of land in Louisiana?

= East Gulf Coastal Plain

= Mississippi Alluvial Plain

= West Gulf Coastal Plain


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Population Map

  • Shows the number of people living in a certain area at a certain time

  • Used to compare the population over different time periods


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Percentage of Population 25 Years and Over with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher in 2000

= less than 10%

= 10% - 20%

= Higher than 20%%

2000 Census


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In the Northwest corner of Louisiana what percentage of the population 25 years and over have a Bachelor Degree or higher in 2000?

In the Southeast boot of Louisiana what percentage of the population 25 years and over have a Bachelor Degree or higher in 2000?

In Vermilion Parish what percentage of the population 25 years and over have a Bachelor Degree or higher in 2000?

In which area of Louisiana would you expect to find the most businesses in the Northwest corner or the Southeast boot?

Percentage of Population 25 Years and Over with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher in 2000

2000 Census

= less than 10%

= 10% - 20%

= Higher than 20%%


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