Maps: Understanding Our Place in the World

July 2007

Maps CoverStudents are introduced to geography, become familiar with basic map reading skills, and learn how geography manifests itself in their everyday lives. Students will also be exposed to a variety of maps, learn to recognize what variable each map is identifying and how to differentiate between types of maps. This curriculum will conclude with a final project in which the students will create a topographical map and a political map of a fictitious town.

Learning Goals: 
Become familiar with the study of geography and the use of maps
Gain awareness of the variety of maps and their applications
Be able to design maps of the local community
31 (teacher guide - 8; student DBQ - 23)