Maps: Where, on Earth, are you?
About the Maps: Where, on Earth, are you? Lesson
An introduction to the basic elements of maps and a brief history of maps.
• To interest students in learning about maps and help them to realize how the ?huge world? around them can be managed with maps.
Maps help us see large areas of the world?or a country, town, or even your neighborhood, in a much smaller picture. By looking at the smaller picture, you can find where you are, then find where you want to go?and see the roads that will take you there!
Today, roads have either names or numbers. When you start your trip, you just follow the real signs on the roads that match the names and numbers on the map.
When you look at a map, it may look like there is only 1 inch between you and where you want to go