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Use Map Symbols

Use map symbols and legends to identify locations and directions. 1.3.1 c

Links verified 1/3/2015

  1. Map Reading Skills -Lesson plan; 3 days of lessons learning to draw and visualize maps.
  2. Mapability - Map Symbols.
  3. Reading a Road Map - Pick a state and use the Map Key.
  4. Reading Maps - Interactive video explaining the various types of maps and parts of a map.
  5. Tools for Adventure - Interactive video explaining the parts of a map.
  6. What is a Map Key? - Maps can be drawn to represent a variety of information. This information might include things such as roads, tourist attractions and campgrounds, or they might represent the latest weather patterns. The objects on a map are represented using symbols. A symbol is a picture on the map that represents something in the real world.
  7. X Marks the Spot - Practice map reading. Sketch a map of the playground. Place a few toys and a pinecone around the area. Mark each location on the map with an X because "X marks the spot."

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print



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