Use Simple Scales Legends and Directions to Interpret information on Maps (4)

Use simple scales, legends and directions to interpret information contained in basic maps (ACMMG090)

LO: To use scales, legends and directions to read a map
Know:

  • what is a scale
  • what is a legend
  • the 4 basic directions (North, East, South, West)

Understand:

  • that there are characteristics on map to help identify the location of items.

Do:

  • I can use scales, legends and directions to interpret information on a map.

Items on a Map

All good maps always have 3 common items:

Compass (directions)
Scale
Legend

Compass always tells us which direction is north, from there we can work out which direction is East, South and West.

Scale bar tells us how far locations are away in real life.

A legend tells us the specific features on the map like roads, rivers, lakes, trees and other paths.

Maps

Maps usually always have a grid system for easy reading.

For example, we know that there is a volcano in grid A3 and also a palm tree in grid F3.

We usually always say letter first then the number.

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