11Scale tells the reader the size of the map in relation to its size in the real world
12When you make your own map… 1. Use correct TODALSIGS.Most often this will be TODALS2Title, Orientation, Date, Author, Legend, Source,Put everything in the Legend on BOTH sides of the map.
13Following Directions… 1. On Political maps: color or outline ALL countries, with no two colors that are the same touching each other2. Abbreviations are okay for physical features. (ex. R. Mnts. Mt.)3. Label everything.
14Coloring and Shading…Colored Pencils ONLY! (no crayons, markers or highlighters)Color lightly.You will lose points for a messy map.
15Lettering…Write Political features in ALL CAPS, horizontally where possible (Chile?)Label cities and capitals in red.Label physical features along the feature.
16Legends, Colors and Symbols… Everything except cities and water can be labeled in black.2. Coloring is important.3. Put everything in the legend.
17Water… Color at least 1/2 inch off of each coastline. 2. ALL WATER FEATURES SHOULD BE COLORED AND LABELED IN BLUE (lakes, rivers, oceans, seas)
18Special Glossary Terms Be sure to include this in your Legend.Create a new symbol for the legend for items like valleys, canyons, etc…
19This map will be worth 1 quiz grade . 8th Continent MapThis map will be worth 1 quiz grade .