Location - Maps - 5 Themes of Geography

MS Geography and Culture

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Location - Maps - 5 Themes of Geography

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  1. Map!

    Slide 1 - Map!

  2. Essential Question(s): What is the difference between a physical map and a political map?

    Slide 2 - Essential Question(s): What is the difference between a physical map and a political map?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to explain what a political map and a physical map are used for.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1.9.A. - Explain geographic tools and their uses.
    • 7.1.9.B. - Explain and locate places and regions.
    • Lesson Objectives
  3. Vocabulary

    Slide 3 - Vocabulary

    • Political Map
    • Physical Map
  4. Political Maps

    Slide 4 - Political Maps

    • A political map shows how humans have impacted the landscape. For example, city names, roads, country borders, etc. are all part of political maps.
    • A political map often uses colors to show the boundaries between states or countries.
  5. Political Maps

    Slide 5 - Political Maps

    • Political maps change frequently and must be redrawn often. A political map of the world that is 50 years old is no longer accurate.
    • Wars and ethnic conflict are two major causes of political map change.
  6. Physical Maps

    Slide 7 - Physical Maps

    • Physical maps show what the surface of the Earth looks like.
    • A physical map highlights Earth’s natural features, such as mountains and forests.
  7. Physical Maps

    Slide 8 - Physical Maps

    • Physical maps do not contain man-made features.
    • Color is used to show elevation (height) or relief (how flat or rugged the land is).
    • Map Key
  8. What is the purpose of a political map?

    Slide 9 - What is the purpose of a political map?

    • To show borders of countries, states, cities
    • What is the purpose of a physical map?
    • To show what the surface of the world looks like
    • Map Review
  9. Which map would I use if I were looking for a location while driving in my car?

    Slide 10 - Which map would I use if I were looking for a location while driving in my car?

    • Political Map
    • Physical Map
    • Quick Check
  10. Which map would I use if I were looking for a location while driving in my car?

    Slide 11 - Which map would I use if I were looking for a location while driving in my car?

    • Political Map
    • Physical Map
    • Quick Check
  11. Quick Check

    Slide 12 - Quick Check

    • If you were a hiker, which map would be useful?
    • Political Map
    • Physical Map
  12. If you were a hiker, which map would be useful?

    Slide 13 - If you were a hiker, which map would be useful?

    • Political Map
    • Physical Map
    • Quick Check
    • You would need to know where the mountains, lakes and rivers are.
  13. Quick Check

    Slide 14 - Quick Check

    • If you were taking a trip to New York City, what type of map would be most helpful?
    • Political Map
    • Physical Map
  14. Quick Check

    Slide 15 - Quick Check

    • If you were taking a trip to New York City, what type of map would be most helpful?
    • Political Map
    • Physical Map
    • You would need to see states, cities and roads.
  15. Review Objectives

    Slide 16 - Review Objectives

    • Essential Question(s): What is the difference between a physical map and a political map?
    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to explain what a political map and a physical map are used for.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1.9.A. - Explain geographic tools and their uses.
    • 7.1.9.B. - Explain and locate places and regions.
  16. 5 Themes of Geography

    Slide 17 - 5 Themes of Geography

    • Location
    • Place
    • Movement
    • Human/ Environment Interaction
    • Relative
    • Absolute
    • Physical
    • Characteristics
    • Big Idea: How do geographers understand and organize the relationship between people, places, and environments?
    • Regions
    • Human
    • Characteristics
    • Depend on
    • Modify
    • Adapt to
    • People
    • Ideas
    • Materials
    • Common
    • Characteristics