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Mr. Strickland and the Purpose of the Map

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

Creator:

Jerry Strickland


School/Organization:

Wilkerson Middle School; Birmingham City Schools

Overview:

With the first lesson, we learned of the Five Parts of a Map.  Now, in the second episode we will discuss map purposes.  We discuss the different types of maps: physical, political,and thematic.  We define their associated characteristics, and give examples of each.  We continue to use humor, metaphor, and cross curriculum skills to teach map reading.


Length: 03:20

Content Areas: Social Studies

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

[T1] GEG (7) 1: Describe the world in spatial terms using maps, major physical and human features, and urban and rural land-use patterns.

National/Other Standards:

 

NSS-G.K-12.1 THE WORLD IN SPATIAL TERMS

As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should

Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.

 

 


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