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What is a Map? Crash Course Geography #2

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Title:

What is a Map? Crash Course Geography #2

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Overview:

From navigating a cross-country road trip (or just finding the nearest coffee shop) to analyzing election results (or the latest meme on K-pop group popularity), maps play a huge role in how we interpret the world. Today, we're going to talk about the differences between reference maps and thematic maps, take a closer look at how projections play a part in how we perceive maps, and discuss the role of the cartographer (or map maker) in all of this. Maps are incredibly powerful tools and play a crucial role in how we understand the world, but they are also made by people, so it is our job to think critically about how these stories are being presented to us.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 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

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, Civics and Government
Course Title: Geography
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Demonstrate the use of geographic representations, tools and technologies.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • spatial thinking
  • spatial relationships
  • spatial perspective
  • spatial patterns
  • spatial models
  • geospatial technologies
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Types of maps or geographic resources—reference, thematic, planimetric, topographic, globe and map projections, aerial photographs, satellite images.
  • The difference between aerial photography and satellite images and their properties for interpreting spatial patterns.
  • The uses of GIS in portraying geographic or spatial patterns and in answering geographic questions.
  • The uses of mapping technology to trace diseases through a population geographic trade patterns, governmental alliances, and immigration patterns, mental maps, cultures, urban land-use patterns, distribution and linkages of cities, migration patterns, population-density patterns, spread (diffusion) of culture traits, spread (diffusion) of contagious.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Read, analyze and interpret maps, aerial photography, satellite images, and other types of mapping technology.
  • Use mental maps.
  • Use GPS for locations.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Maps portray human and physical geographic patterns, understand the use of GPS and GIS in explaining geographic patterns, that mental maps are important in understanding cultural perceptions and the organization of cultural landscapes.
Tags: cartographer, maps, navigating, thematic maps
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Author: Ginger Boyd