Concepts and Creation A map review

VA Social Sciences SOLS

2.6 The student will demonstrate map skills by constructing simple maps, using title, map legend, and compass rose.

2.11 The student will identify George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King, Jr., as Americans whose contributions improved the lives of other Americans.

Over the past couple weeks we have been looking at how to build a map and building maps of Washington, DC. We were looking at the specific section of Washington, DC in which Martin Luther King, Jr. completed his march on Washington. Today we are going to review these concepts and look at King's march on Washington one more time.

First, lets review the different parts of a map.

The Compass Rose

Watch this video to review how to use a compass and what a map legend is.

The last thing that we must be sure to include in all of our maps is a title. This is so anyone who looks at our map can know what it is saying.

Before we look at where Martin Luther King Jr. marched, lets take a minute to watch this video and remember a little bit about who Martin Luther King Jr. was.

Before we create maps of the march on Washington, use the following link to create a map of our town. Make sure to include your house and our school.

Now, using the hospital to represent the Lincoln Memorial and the Church to represent the Washington Monument, recreate the National Mall where the march on Washington took place. You may get in pairs to do this if you need help.

When you finish, take a screenshot of your map and place it in the classes shared page. Make sure to title your screenshot with your names.

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Amanda Neagle


Created with images by stokpic - "hands world map" • mwcarruthers - "Compass Rose"

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