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Topographic Maps

Topographic Maps
Topographic Maps
Topographic Maps
Topographic Maps
Topographic Maps
Topographic Maps
Topographic Maps
Topographic Maps
Product Description
NO-PREP introductory lesson! EVERYTHING you need!! PowerPoint, practice worksheet, exit ticket, check for understanding questions embedded throughout the whole presentation, visuals, and diagrams!

This is the perfect lesson to introduce students to topographic maps! I start off by projecting two different maps on the board (one is a climate map of the US, while the other is a political map of the US). I ask students to come up with differences and similarities that they notice. This is meant to help them understand that there are many different types of maps of the same area that show different things. I am confident you will find this a valuable resource!

Students then begin learning about topographic maps. Information includes:
-Purposes of topographic maps
-Contour lines, intervals, and indexes
-Check for understanding questions on topics above
-Slope of elevation based on contour lines
-Check for understanding questions
-Colors of topographic maps and what they symbolize (vegetation, contour lines, political boundaries, water, manmade objects, manmade structures
-Check for understanding questions
-Practice worksheet covering all of the above
-5 question exit ticket to analyze student mastery

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Total Pages
24 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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