How Do Maps Help Us Understand the World We Live In?

How many different ways can the earth be displayed? Learners view a physical and political map of the Eastern Hemisphere, and discuss how maps help us understand the world we live in.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Be sure to check out the video included in the resource's materials, which illustrates various ways the surface of the globe can be unfolded into different types of maps
Pros

  • Includes graphic organizer that learners use to define essential terms related to reading maps, such as cardinal directions, scale, and legend
Cons

  • Instructor must provide several materials for lesson, including a globe, physical and political map, and an answer key