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Reviewing Map Skills

  What will we be learning today?

   In this lesson, we are going to review map skills.


What are the parts of a map?
  When you look at this map can you point to these parts of the map:

  1. title
  2. map legend
  3. compass rose
  4. map symbol
  5. map scale


        


What are the parts of a map?
  Did you get the parts of the map correct? Go back and look again for any that you missed

map legend
          


What are the parts of a map?
  What information does each part of the map give you? You try to explain each of them in your own   words.


compass rose

map scale

     map legend




title



map symbol


What are the parts of a map?
  How did you do? Read the definitions here and practice the ones you aren't quite sure of.


compass rose
tells directions

map scale

tells distance

map legend
tells what things on the map mean




title
tells what it is a map of



map symbol
stands for something in the area


Kinds of Maps
  There are many different kinds of maps. They each give us different kinds of information. Look at   each of these maps. What information do they give?

  


 Kinds of Maps
   This map shows how the population spread out in Africa

This map shows the landforms on Africa

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This map shows the countries of Africa.

The map title and legend help us know what
information is shown on the map.


Let's Review What We Learned Today!
   Be sure to know what the parts of a map are and the information they tell you.

   Know that there are many different kind sof maps that give you different kinds of information.