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Readers of the Map Legend

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This podcast is part of the series: Mr. Strickland's Geography Adventures

Creator:

Jerry Strickland


School/Organization:

Malachi Wilkerson Middle School of Birmingham City Schools

Overview:

The teacher and students worked together to create a podcast on map reading skills.  The five basic parts of a map are addressed and explained.  Podcast uses humor and comparison to make the parts of a map more accessible and easy to understand.  Podcast also uses music and sound effects.  This podcast will likely be the first in a series of podcasts devoted to the geography portion of seventh grade Social Studies in Alabama.  


Length: 02:52

Content Areas: Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SS2010 (7) Geography
1. Describe the world in spatial terms using maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies.
  • Explaining the use of map essentials, including type, projections, scale, legend, distance, direction, grid, and symbols
  • Examples: type—reference, thematic, planimetric, topographic, globe and map projections, aerial photographs, satellite images
    distance—fractional, graphic, and verbal scales
    direction—lines of latitude and longitude, cardinal and intermediate directions
  • Identifying geospatial technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • Examples: Google Earth, Global Positioning System (GPS), geographic information system (GIS), satellite-remote sensing, aerial photography
  • Utilizing maps to explain relationships and environments among people and places, including trade patterns, governmental alliances, and immigration patterns
  • Applying mental maps to answer geographic questions, including how experiences and cultures influence perceptions and decisions
  • Categorizing the geographic organization of people, places, and environments using spatial models
  • Examples: urban land-use patterns, distribution and linkages of cities, migration patterns, population-density patterns, spread of culture traits, spread of contagious diseases through a population
     

     


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