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What is a map?
A map is a flat drawing of a place or part of the world. A map looks as if it were drawn from the view of someone sitting in an airplane.
How do maps help us?
- Maps help us find our wayfrom one place to another.
- A map shows where things or places are located.
- Maps can be used to show how far one place is from another.
What are some parts of a map?
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The Key To Understanding Maps
- The map legend shows thesymbols on a map and gives their meaning.
- The map legend is often called the key.
Lets see if we can find some of these elements in a map of the geography of Ancient Egypt.
Maps can be drawn to represent a variety of information. This information might include things such as roads, tourist attractions, and campgrounds, or they might represent the latest weather patterns. The objects on a map are represented using symbols. A symbol is a picture on the map that represents something in the real world. Understanding these symbols requires the use of a key. Maps use a key, or legend to explain the meaning of each of the symbols used in the map. These keys usually show a small picture of each of the symbols used on the map, along with a written description of the meaning of each of these symbols.
- A compass rose tells thedirections (which way) on a map.
* North is at the top of a map.
* South is at the bottom of a map.
* West is on the left side of a map.
* East is on the right side of a map.
To remember the directions, start at the top and move clockwise, thinking of it like this…
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Check out some cool pictures of a cruise along the Nile River.
Click here for a blank map of Ancient Egypt
Use this (Click “this“) map to complete the Map of Egypt assignment
Here is Map #1. Use this map to help you find and label cities on the blank map.
Here is Map #2. Use this map to help you find and label cities on the blank map.
Here is Map#3. Use this map to help you find and label cities on the blank map.
Here is Map#4. This map shows the six cataracts
Here is Map#5. This map shows the sources of the Nile River, the White and Blue Nile.
Here is Map#6. This map shows rivers and cities.
Monday: What’s in a Map