Creating Grid Maps (3)

Create and interpret simple grid maps to show position and pathways (ACMMG065)

LO: To create and interpret simple grid maps

Know:

  • directional language (diagonally, horizontally, vertically, steps)
  • positional language (between, next to, above, below, right, left)
  • the 4 basic directions (North, East, South, West)
  • the structure of a grid

Understand:

  • that we can use grid maps to show position and paths

Do:

  • I can create and interpret simple grid maps

Grid Referencing

A grid reference is a specific location to help find places on a map quicker.

It always starts with the letter first then the number.

For example, the school is in location A3. The police station is located at D4.

Can you find the grid reference for each item?

Teaching Ideas

ACARA Work Samples

Mapping Videos