2TODAL is an Acronym ASAP An acronym is a “word” formed from the beginning letter of each word of a list or phrase that you want to shorten or remember.soonASAPsossible
3TODAL itle rientation ate uthor egend The acronym TODAL helps us learn and remember the required elements of each map.itleIt is a memory aid—TODAL helps us remember what parts we MUST have on every map we make.rientationTODALateuthoregend
4TTitle=The title of the map is a label that tells what the map shows.For example: Physical Map of South America
5OOrientation=This is the compass rose on your map, indicating north, south, east & west.
6For example: September 15, 2008 DDate=This tells when the map was made. This should be the date on which you created your map.For example: September 15, 2008
7For example: Joshua Smith Author=This is the person who made the map. You must include your name on the maps you create.For example: Joshua Smith
8LLegend=The legend, or key, shows what the symbols, lines or colors on the map represent.For example:
9Find title Find legend Title Legend Find orientation Orientation Australia and Its NeighborsLegendFind orientationOrientation
10TODALSIGSMany maps have 4 more elements in addition to TODAL. The “SIGS” in TODALSIGS represent:calendexSIGSridource
11Scale shows the size relationship between your map and the real world. =Scale shows the size relationship between your map and the real world.
23AbbreviationsThe ONLY abbreviations which may be used on your map are:Mt. for Mount (ex: Mt. Kilimanjaro)Mts. For Mountains (ex: Rocky Mts.)R. for River (ex: Mississippi R.)
24Use only map colors (no crayons or markers!) for coloring. Rules About ColoringUse only map colors (no crayons or markers!) for coloring.Use blue for bodies of water only.Try to color in one direction.