Interpret Simple Maps (2)

Interpret simple maps of familiar locations and identify the relative positions of key features (ACMMG044)

LO: To interpret simple maps of familiar locations and to describe relative positions of key features.

Know:

  • directional language (diagonally, horizontally, vertically, steps)

  • positional language (between, next to, above, below, right, left, beside, under, over, through)

  • the 4 basic directions (North, East, South, West)

  • maps provide us with a bird’s eye view of a location and not a picture of that place.

Understand:

  • that we can use maps to represent different objects and describe their relative positions of location.

Do:

  • I can interpret simple maps and identify relative positions of key features.

Key Vocabulary:

Diagonal – Catherine’s House is diagonally to the left of the library
Horizontal – Ariana’s house is horizontally to the left of the library.
Vertical – The supermarket is vertically above the school.

Between – Ariana’s house is between Catherine’s house and Ruth’s house.

Next To – Ariana’s house is next to the library.

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