Map Essentials Facts about maps p. 3 Map: a flat representation of Earth with distortions. Distortions: inaccuracy created on a map because maps are flat & the earth is round. Globe: spherical representation of earth that shows how the earth really is. Cartographer: map maker Globe More accurate Less detailed More expensive to make Less convenient ZOOMED OUT! vs. Map p.3 More detail Easier to carry Hold more information ZOOMED IN! Globes vs. Maps Creating the chart Map Essentials Handout Cut and glue onto the Map Essentials Chart On page 5 of your composition notebook draw a table like below: **The table needs to be big enough to fit in the mini map essential pictures! (Take up the whole page) If you have extra time, start filling in the chart with your own description! Map Essential Tool ( Picture) Title Compass Rose Scale Legend/Key Locator Map Description/Purpose Five Map Essential Tools Title: tells what the map is showing. (look here first to gather information) Map of US states and capitals Compass Rose: shows direction on a map cardinal directions-N, S, E, W intermediate directions-NE,NW,SE,SW Scale: measures distance on a map. Legend/Key: shows what symbols and/or colors on a map mean. Locator Map: shows where in the world the area on the map is located. For each tool: Write a sentence describing how you would use each of the map tools in the box beside the tool.