Google Earth Extra Credit
This is a very simple way for students to gain a few extra credit points by exploring Google earth in a very basic way. This is not overly complex, but it does familiarize the students with the program.
Field Map and Isoline Notes
Introductions notes on fields and isolines.
Latitude and Longitude
Introductory notes on latitude and longitude.
Size and Shape of the Earth Notes
Some basic notes on the size and shape of the Earth and how we know it.
Mapping Curriculum Guide
Design a Hiking Trail
Students work in a group to design a hiking trail system on a real topographic map using specific criteria. Project includes design of an informational brochure and completion of a data sheet.
Contour Map Rules
This is a packet I hand out with rules of contour lines. I work through the packet with the students and draw each rule on the packet with the students.
PPT contour mapping...goes with contour map rules packet
This is the powerpoint lesson I use to explain how contour lines represent elevation on a map. I use this and the contour map rules packet to help them understand
Topographic Map Symbols
How to read the symbols found on topographic maps.
Topographic Map Overlay Using Google Earth
Creates a topographic map of an area in the North East US.