What is a Map? – And a New Crash Course on Geography

For as long as I can remember Ive taken pleasure in looking at maps. Whether its a basic Mercator forecast printed on paper or a digital map, looking at maps stimulates curiosity in my brain. Im certain thats why I constantly delighted in teaching location and why I spend a lot time today mentor others how to use digital mapping tools..

What is a map? And why are there so numerous variations of maps? Those concerns and more are responded to in the 2nd lesson in a fairly new Crash Course on Geography..
By seeing What is a Map? students can discover how maps progressed over time, the political ramifications of maps, and how maps are used to represent data along with areas..

Applications for Education.
Prior to showing this video to students ask them what they believe the definition of a map is..

An associated activity that I utilized to do with my 9th grade geography students was to have them to produce their own maps of their towns or states and after that compare with their schoolmates maps. I did that to highlight the concept that there can be many analyses of geographical info. Thats a lesson the video above reinforces.

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