Wilkerson Middle School; Birmingham City Schools
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.
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.
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.