This activity is one of my students favorites! I usually use this as a review of contour lines. Topics addressed in this are contour interval, steep slopes, gentle slopes, compass direction, highest possible elevations, measuring distance using a map scale, the direction of river flow, calculating gradient, and constructing profiles.
I created this digital version of Nightmare Land based on a hand-drawn copy I received from a colleague a few years ago. I also added some questions.
You can find the Nightmare Land PowerPoint
in my store that takes you through the clues to help you escape from Nightmare Land!
MY TOPOGRAPHIC MAP RESOURCES:
Topographic Maps Worksheets - EDITABLE BUNDLE
Introduction to Maps
River Flow Direction *FREEBIE*
Slope and Gradient
Topographic Maps Practice
Topographic Maps Unit Notes - EDITABLE BUNDLE with PowerPoint
LAB - Analyzing a Topographic Map with PowerPoint
LAB - Nightmare Land Contour Map
LAB - Nightmare Land Contour Map PowerPoint
LAB - Profile of Mount St. Helens with PowerPoint
TASK CARDS - Topographic Maps
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