Ancient Egyptian Map Making

Special Thanks to “http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/g/mapl.cfm” for the information!

What is a map? 

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.
  • 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?

Shout out to “http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0027-map-key-and-scale.php” For the info!

The Key To Understanding Maps

LEGEND

  • 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.

 

COMPASS ROSE  

  • 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.

                           HINT
To remember the directions, start at the top and move clockwise, thinking of it like this…
N
ever     Eat       Soggy       Wheat!
o           a         o             e
r            s         u             s
t           t       t          t
h                      h       


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.

Click here for a sample map
Click here for another sample map.

Monday: What’s in a Map

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