Presentation on theme: "How can maps help us to understand the world?. Vocabulary Map – Drawing of an area The person who makes maps Network of vertical and horizontal lines."— Presentation transcript:
How can maps help us to understand the world?
Vocabulary Map – Drawing of an area The person who makes maps Network of vertical and horizontal lines that form squares Cartographer – Grid –
How do we know what is the right way to draw our maps?
Identify the largest pieces of the world: A B C D 1= Asia 2= Africa 3= Antarctica 4= North America 5= South America 6=Australia 7= Europe A= Atlantic Ocean B= Pacific Ocean C= Arctic Ocean D= Indian Ocean
*NOTES*What does this map illustrate? Physical map- shows geographic features such as mountains, lakes, deserts etc. (mother nature)
*NOTES*What does this map illustrate? Political map- shows boundaries/borders of countries (man-made)
What information can be included on a map? Roads, structures, landforms, weather patterns, industrial production, elevations, types of crops, cities, tourist attractions, etc….
*NOTES*INTERPRETING MAPS 1. KEY / LEGEND – gives important information that helps to understand the map. (Ex. * represents capital city) 2. EQUATOR – 0 degree imaginary line of latitude that separates the world into a northern and southern hemisphere 3. PRIME MERIDIAN – 0 degree imaginary line of longitude that separates the world into a eastern and western hemisphere 4. COMPASS ROSE – a circle or decorative device printed on a map or chart showing the points of the compass measured from true north and usually magnetic north 5. SCALE – a ratio used compare a measurement on a map to the actual distance between locations identified on the map