Monthly Archives: April 2017

Understanding maps

We spent some time looking at the different representations of maps and the information they give.

There was a lot to take in and some interesting facts were found.

Evan discovered a small island called “Lewis”.

Lots of children found facts about countries, such as population size.

Daneil found out that 1% of Americas population is over 90 years old.

The class worked collaboratively to look at the different maps and found that all maps have some sort of key which explains the details on the map. The key could show:

– Rivers
– Motorways
– High to low ground
– Ground under sea level
– Lakes
– Population

The class went on to looking at maps of Paris and discovering the human (man made) features and the physical (natural) features found in France.