Questions

Possible Questions to raise during class discussions!

1.

How do maps help us find our way in the community?

2.

What did some of the first maps look like?

3.

How has the map of our community changed in the last 10 years?

4.

How has our map changed since the community was founded?

5.

Where are the schools in our town located?

6.

How are our streets and address system organized? When do the numbers get larger/smaller?

7.

What are some of the landmarks that give our community individuality?

8.

How do the fields and mountains contribute to our way of life, and where are we located on our maps?

9.

Where are our homes and places of work placed? Do they have any relationship to our natural resources?

10.

How would knowing map skills help you move to a new city? Is there anything that you can do to help a new student understand our city better?

11.

Does the climate and weather conditions effect our community?

12.

What are some of the different cultures of our community, ands some of the contributions?

13.

What are some of the past and present contributions of minorities in our community?

14.

Can the students identify land and water forms on a map such as islands, bays, lakes, etc.?

15.

Where are the eastern and western hemispheres, the prime meridian, and the 180th meridian?

16.

How does a simple grid work? Can you show how a grid system works and identify local places on a map? Can students use scales and legends on maps?

17.

How can we use symbols for landscape features on a simple map?

18.

Why is it important to identify the differences between people drawn boundaries and natural boundaries (those which follow natural features such as mountains or rivers.)

19.

How can we distinguish between towns, cities, states, countries, and continents using maps?

20.

Using north as a reference, how is it possible to identify on a map, globe, or with a compass the directional terms--left, right, north, south, east, and west?

21.

How do we locate places as being north or south of the equator on a map or globe?

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