With the technology of GPS, are maps still relevant today? Explain why or why not.
Enduring Understandings: [The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand…]
• The difference between the three different types of maps geographers use.
Big Ideas for Unit being addressed:
• Reference Map
• Thematic Map
• Navigational Map
o Air & Sea
Instructional Objectives: [Knowledge, Procedure, Skills]
Students will be able to:
• Decipher between a reference, thematic, and navigational map.
• Apply knowledge of the three different maps geographer’s use by playing “Guess That Map.”
Colorado K-12 Content Standard(s)/Grade Level Expectation(s) Being Addressed
• 1. Use different types of maps and geographic tools to analyze features on Earth to investigate and solve geographic questions
o Analyze and present information using a variety of geographic tools and geographic findings in graphs, tables, charts, and thematic maps (DOK 1-3)