ERIC Number: ED409230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Exploring Maps Teaching Packet.
Geological Survey (Dept. of Interior), Reston, VA.
This interdisciplinary packet of materials on mapping is intended for grades 7-12. The lessons are organized around themes: location, navigation, information, and exploration. Each lesson has an introductory text and two main activities. Students learn basic mapmaking and map-reading skills and see how maps help answer fundamental geographic questions. The packet contains two posters that illustrate the development of mapping complete with a time line. Included in the packet are four activity sheets with several suggested activities, a teaching guide, and evaluation sheet. A vocabulary list accompanies each activity sheet. The activity sheets are entitled: (1) "What else is here?"; (2) "How do we know where we are?"; (3) "How do we know where we're going?"; and (4) "Where do we go from here?" Contains 42 references. (EH)
Descriptors: Cartography, Educational Resources, Geography, Geology, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Maps, Physical Geography, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Branch of Publications, National Mapping Division, U.S. Geological Survey, 508 National Center, Reston, VA 22092; telephone: 1-800-USA-MAPS.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Geological Survey (Dept. of Interior), Reston, VA.
Note: Posters not available from EDRS.