In this lesson students learn about topographic maps by creating a 3D model of a topographic map. The 3D models enables students to see what the topographic lines represent. The students are able to grasp what a steep and gentle slope looks like on a topograpic map. This lesson had been used successfully in my own classroom.
This lesson includes the following:
1) Topographic Map Time Lesson Plan
2) Topographic Map Time Handouts
3) Topographic Map Answer Key
4) Topographic Map Template
This lesson is a quick and easy way to teach students about topographic maps.