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Different Types of Maps
Topographic, Political…

Video Objectives

  1. Students will understand that different types of maps convey different information.
  2. Students will become familiar with maps that show physical and human features, organize information about locations, show the boundaries of countries, help people navigate from place to place, and how to use services.

Classroom Activites

  1. Build a salt relief map. Mix 1 cup of table salt, 2 cups of all purpose flour, and 1 cup of water. Mix until pliable. Place on a heavy piece of cardboard to create a map (use outline of state or country to be mapped to help spread the dough to the right shape. Using your fingers or other classroom tools, create a relief map of an area showing the major landforms. Once dry, paint and label the landforms.
  2. Make an informational map. Encourage students to be creative in creating a map that they believe would provide useful information. Have students pick any type of map discussed in the program. For example, a population map of their community, a map showing the location of all the parks in the community, etc. Maps should be clearly drawn and labeled.

Vocabulary Words

1. Architecture map
2. Climate map
3. Elevation
4. General reference map
5. Human characteristics
6. Landform map
7. Navigational map
8. Political region
9. Population map
10. Relief map
11. Service map
12. Star map
13. Tectonic plate map
14. Thematic map
15. Topographic map
16. Topography
17. Tourist map
18. Vegetation map
19. Wildlife map

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Different Types of Maps

Students learn about the different projections possible to represent the round Earth on a flat surface and the various kinds of information displayed on maps. Map types covered include political, physical, relief, climate, vegetation and more. Combining the latest technology with visual images supplied from around the world, this program takes diff...

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Chapters (01-08)

00 - Play All
01 - Intro/Music
02 - Different Types of Maps
03 - General Reference Maps
04 - Navigational Maps
05 - Thematic Map
06 - Service Map
07 - Relief Maps
08 - Review

Different Types of Maps
Different Types of Maps
Topographic, Politic...

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