TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Teacher’s Guide
2. Introduction to Topographic Maps CD-ROM Program Navigation
3. Introduction to Topographic Maps CD-ROM Program Navigation
Worksheet Answer Sheet
4. Map Reading Activity
5. Draw Your Own Topographic Map Activity
6. Draw Your Own Topographic Map Activity Grade Sheet
- Identify the symbols used in a topographic map
- Demonstrate knowledge of contour lines and contour intervals
- Illustrate the variations in elevations by using contour lines and
- Compare the scales of two different elevations
- Two pieces of paper
- Map pencils
- Map legend
- Introduction to Topographic Maps CD-ROM by Tasa Graphic Arts,
- Introduction to Topographic Maps CD-ROM Program Navigation
||A line that connects points of equal elevation
||The change in elevation between one contour line and the
next contour line
||Every fifth line that is darkened
||Short lines used on a map to indicate a depression
||Symbols used on a topographic map to indicate
objects or explain map information
||A proportion used to determine the actual distance between
two points shown on a map
||Height above sea level
PROCEDURE (Directions for the
1. Students should be shown examples
of various types of maps.
2. Students will work in cooperative groups to discuss similarities and
differences of the styles and types of maps.
3. Students will study scales and symbols from different maps.
4. Students will complete the Introduction to Topographic Maps
CD-ROM using the Advanced Level navigation sheets.
5. After completing the Introduction to Topographic Maps CD-ROM,
the students will carefully read the procedure for creating their own
topographic map. The teacher should emphasize the change in contour intervals
and how the change affects the elevation.
6. Students should be shown an example of a map legend. The class should
discuss the different symbols used on a map and review the symbols they
will use for their maps.
7. The teacher should demonstrate drawing a topographic map by using guided
practice. Have students draw the rectangles for both maps. The teacher
should demonstrate on the overhead by drawing an example of one of the
8. The teacher should review the grading tool for both maps. The maps
are used as a performance assessment tool for the topographic unit.
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