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