Different Types Of Maps

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Quiz: 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 difficult material and provides the student with easy-to-understand visual presentations.

Student Application

Find out how you would use different kinds of maps for traveling, researching different parts of the Earth, or finding a certain location.

Learning 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.

Supporting Activities

  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 showin...

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