Presentation on theme: "MAPS What ism a map? Maps are a visual representation of the Earth’s surface, drawn to scale and made for a specific purpose."— Presentation transcript:
1 MAPSWhat ism a map?Maps are a visual representation of the Earth’s surface, drawn to scale and made for a specific purpose.
2 TODALSIG Components of a map: T = Title O = Orientation (Compass) D = DateA = AuthorL = LegendS = ScaleI = IndexG = Grid
3 BASIC COMPONENTS OF MAPS Which component tells us the pieces of information we can learn from the map?the Legend / KeyWhich component tells us the subject of the map?the TitleWhich component indicates direction?the Compass (Orientation)What do we call the lines running north/south and east/west?the Grid3
4 LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE What are the imaginary parallel lines that circle the earth called?Lines of LatitudeWhich direction do these parallels circle the earth?East and West0° Latitude is known as what?the EquatorWhy is this important?It serves a reference to measure latitude.
5 LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE What are the imaginary lines that run from the North Pole to the South Pole called?Lines of LongitudeWhat is the central line of longitude called?the Prime MeridianWhy is the Prime Meridian important?It serves a reference to measure longitude.
6 SCALE What does scale tell us? How the map size compares to the real size of the area in the map.
7 HEMISPHERES, CONTINENTS, AND OCEANS What is the name of the line on the globe to the left? What does it do?The Equator;It divides the globe into Northern and Southern HemispheresWhat is the name of the line on the globe to the right? What does it do?The Prime Meridian;It divides the globe into Eastern and Western Hemispheres
8 HEMISPHERES, CONTINENTS, AND OCEANS How many continents are shown on the map?SevenWhat are their names?North AmericaSouth AmericaEuropeAfricaHow many oceans are shown on the map?FourWhat are their names?Pacific OceanAtlantic OceanIndian OceanArctic OceanAsiaAustraliaAntarctica
9 GEOGRAPHY ALIVE! MAPS LAB ACTIVITY Your assignment is to create a map of your choosing.Examples: A your home, your home, a classroom of yours, etc.Your map should include the following features:An appropriate TitleA compass rose (Orientation)The Date the map was createdYour Name (Author)A Legend or Key