Presentation on theme: "Physical and Political Map Performance Task Ms. S. Hines Culture Fair 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Physical and Political Map Performance Task Ms. S. Hines Culture Fair 2010
The World Political Political maps show how people have divided places on the Earth into countries, states, cities and other units for the purpose of governing them.
The World Physical Physical maps show what the surface of the Earth looks like.
Map Review What is the purpose of a Political map? To show borders of countries, states, cities
Map Review What is the purpose of a Physical map? Physical maps show what the surface of the world looks like
Map Performance Task You will conduct research on the main cities, lakes, rivers, mountains, and any other physical and political characteristics of the map. Each group must find both a physical and political map with a key. Using the information gathered, write a caption describing the map. – See the next slide to help you with your caption
When writing your caption/description, think about the following questions... 1.Compare and contrast your country to the USA. 2.How long does it take (miles and hours) to get to your country from Washington, DC? What would be the best method of transportation to your country? 3.If we were to travel to your country, what are some places and landmarks that we must visit?
When you visit Atlanta, you must visit… (brainstormed by our classes) The Varsity Georgia Aquarium Georgia Dome High Museum World of Coca- Cola Atlanta Zoo King Museum Fernbank Fernbank Silver Comet Trail Governor’s Mansion The Big Chicken Stone Mountain Marietta Diner State Capital Phillips Arena Six Flags/White Water Fox Theatre Piedmont Park Tellus Museum Tellus Museum