3 Why do we use symbols?When drawing a map to scale it is important to include as much detail as possible – however not all the detail will fit on the map so we have to use a key of different symbols, abbreviations and letters to represent the main items on the map
4 Think about it this wayImagine that you have to draw a map that shows the route from your house to the school – but you are not allowed any words . . .this means that we need to use symbols to show what we would pass on the way
5 Do you know any map symbols? Draw a symbol on the board and then write below what it is!
6 Quick Quiz – On a page at the back of your book - write down what you think of the following symbols meansThere are 10 of these to guess – if you don’t have an idea - have a go! But do remember that you are trying to think of things that might be shown on a map!188.8.131.52.4.
7 Quick Quiz –C G6 .7.9.10.So what do they all mean?
8 Quick Quiz –Ok – make sure that you are marking somebody else’s work – here they come1.2.3.Caravan Park Information Office Golf club/course4.5.Telephone Battlefield site
9 Quick Quiz –C G6 .7.Lighthouse Picnic site Coastguard9.10.Primary Road (A Road) Rail stationHow many did you get?
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