ERIC Number: ED182507
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Topographic Map and Compass Use. Student Manual.
This student manual is designed to introduce students to topographic maps and compass use. The first of five units included in the manual is an introduction to topographic maps. Among the topics discussed in this unit are uses, sources, and care and maintenance of topographic maps. Unit 2 discusses topographic map symbols and colors and provides a student exercise relating to map symbols. Unit 3, Topographic Map Interpretation, covers topics such as reading directions from a topographic map, latitude and longitude, and elevation. This unit also contains four student exercises relating to map interpretation. The fourth unit provides an introduction to the orienteering compass and provides two student exercises involving naming directions and avoiding obstacles. The final unit explains how to travel by map and compass and gives a student exercise on taking bearings on a topographic map. A topographic map symbol sheet is appended. (LRA)
Descriptors: Cartography, Geographic Location, Geography, Learning Activities, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Maps, Travel
Instructional Materials Service, 3 Stone Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.