Period ________ Due Date ______
CREATING THE MAP OF
Western Europe – POLITICAL using outline
Use pages 289, 304, 319, 324 & 348 in your textbook to locate and label the countries, islands and major bodies of water
Label the countries and the bodies of water in “ALL CAPS” letters. (example: NORWAY)
Use pages 289, 304, 319, 324 & 348 in your textbook to locate and label the Western
Indicate which cities are national capitals in a key
Decide if you will label the map or create a key (or a combo of both)
Refer to the list on this sheet for all required labels.
Bodies of Water France
Strait of Gibraltar
Northern Ireland Rome
United Kingdom Reykjavik
Color Key = borders and labeling (dark black), bodies of water and rivers (blue), countries
(red, yellow, green, orange, purple). With the exception of BLACK for labels and borders,
ONLY USE COLORED PENCILS.
Draw a compass rose at the bottom left corner of your map: (cardinal directions)
Create captions for each of the following. o Mixed economies of Nordic Countries o London’s Relative Location (England) o Bordeaux: France’s premier winemaking region o Berlin Wall coming down (Germany) o Reclamation of Land in The Netherlands o Greece’s recent economic troubles (not in textbook)
Put your name, period and due date on the map.
I will grade your map partly by awarding you points, and partly by taking them away. You automatically begin with 55 points when you turn your map in (20 for color use and 35 for labeling features). I take points away from this total for items not completed to expectations. The remaining 45 points are awarded by making your map readable, neat and creative. These 45 points are subjective. See below for a full explanation of how your map will be graded.
Readability – 35 points
Readability is my term for both the legibility of words on the map and the ability of the map reader to determine what it is a map of. (i.e. Does
Canada look like Canada?) This is subjective.
Use of color – 20 points
Did you use colors in accordance with the Color Key as described in Step
4 of your instructions? 5 points for each color that is correctly used.
Labeling of Features – 35 points
Each map will require a different number of labels. 1 point will be taken off for each label that is missing or has been misapplied.
Neatness and Creativity – 10 points
This category is where the wheat is separated from the chaff. A subjectively graded category, points are awarded based on, well, how neat your map is and how creative you have been.