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How do we use map symbols? Page 96/97. Why do we use symbols? When drawing a map to scale it is important to include as much detail as possible – however.

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1 How do we use map symbols? Page 96/97

2 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

3 Think about it this way.... Imagine 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...

4 Do you know any map symbols? Draw a symbol on the board and then write below what it is!

5 Quick Quiz – On a page at the back of your book - write down what you think of the following symbols means There 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!

6 Quick Quiz – C G So what do they all mean?

7 Quick Quiz – Ok – make sure that you are marking somebody else’s work – here they come Caravan Park Information Office Golf club/course Telephone Battlefield site

8 Quick Quiz – C G How many did you get? Lighthouse Picnic site Coastguard Primary Road (A Road) Rail station

9 Now you need to look at the list of the main map symbols Look at Page 108 in your book You will be given a sheet with the same symbols on it You need to learn some of the main symbols for homework

10 Homework for Learn 4 of the sections of the symbols Tourist Information Water features General Features Abbreviations & Antiquities

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16 Work now ! Page 97 – Complete the Activities – Make sure that you draw out the Table for Activity 1 carefully and draw out the symbols and explanations carefully Activity 2 – make sure that you draw out a copy of the island – follow the full instructions in the Activity Make sure that you read the instructions!


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