Chapter Two Thematic Map Project Planning Paper 1. Name __________________________ Date ______________________ Hr _____________ Create a new country and give it a name. Sketch its shape in the box and write its name on the line: ______________________________ 2. Look at a world map and choose a place where there’s no land already. This is where your new country is located. Write your country’s coordinates of latitude and longitude here: ___________ , _____________ 3. Think about the placement of your country and imagine what would make sense for the location you chose. Make decisions about this below: physical features land * * water * * climate zones * * vegetation zones * * population density * * city name(s) economic activity land use * * resources * * 4. Think about the information above and chose the thematic map you’d like to make of your country. physical features climate vegetation population density economic activity 5. Your map needs to include all five mapping elements. List those five elements here: _________________, __________________, __________________, _________________, _________________ 6. You must write at least one paragraph explaining: a. why you believe your island would be a certain way. What is it about its location that helps make that true? b. if you created another map of the same island, what would be on another thematic map? For example, you might write about why an arid climate would create desert vegetation in the same area of your country. 7. Once you’ve made all the decisions above, you may make a rough draft of your map. 8. Once your rough draft has been approved, you may get a final draft paper to create your country’s map. 4 3 2 1 I can skillfully create a map of a new country. I can thoughtfully apply a specific theme to my map appropriate for its location. I can explain why my country in real life would be the way I made it on my map by giving examples. I can create a second thematic map to show how one set of information would affect another set. I can create a map of a new country using the five elements. I can apply a specific theme to my map appropriate for its location. I can explain why my country in real life would be the way I made it on my map. I can create a map of a new country and use some of the five elements. With help, I can apply a specific theme to my map. With help, I can explain why my country in real life would be the way I made it on my map. I can create a map of a new country but include none or only one of the five elements Even with help, I cannot apply a specific theme to my map. I cannot explain why my country in real life would be the way I made it on my map.