Year 2

Can I use symbols and a key in my map?

In this lesson we will be learning about map symbols. You will have a chance to learn some common map symbols and then add them to your own map of your local area. You will then be able to draw a key to show people what each symbol means.

Year 2

Can I use symbols and a key in my map?

In this lesson we will be learning about map symbols. You will have a chance to learn some common map symbols and then add them to your own map of your local area. You will then be able to draw a key to show people what each symbol means.

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Articulate how maps use symbols in a key
  2. Draft a more detailed map of my settlement that uses symbols and a key

Licence

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5 Questions

Q1.
What is a map?
Correct answer: A diagram of an area which shows the different human and physical features.
A photograph of one of the natural features in a particular place.
A photograph of the land taken from an aeroplane.
A picture of the nicest buildings in a local area.
Q2.
Maps are usually drawn from a 'bird's eye view'.
False
Correct answer: True
Q3.
Around how many people currently live on Earth?
Correct answer: Just under 8 billion
Just under 8 million
Just under 8,000
Just under 80 billion.
Q4.
You can make a map of an entire country.
False
Correct answer: True
Q5.
A physical feature is:
are things that people have made, like buildings or roads. They weren’t there before humans came along.
Correct answer: something natural that that were already in the place, such as trees or rivers.

6 Questions

Q1.
What does this symbol usually represent on a map?
An image in a quiz
A forest
Correct answer: A place of worship
A post office
A railway track
A road
A school
Q2.
What does this symbol usually represent on a map?
An image in a quiz
A forest
A place of worship
A post office
A railway track
A road
Correct answer: A school
Q3.
What does this symbol usually represent on a map?
An image in a quiz
A forest
A place of worship
A post office
Correct answer: A railway track
A road
A school
Q4.
What does this symbol usually represent on a map?
An image in a quiz
A forest
A place of worship
Correct answer: A post office
A railway track
A road
A school
Q5.
What does this symbol usually represent on a map?
An image in a quiz
A forest
A place of worship
A post office
A railway track
Correct answer: A road
A school
Q6.
What does this symbol usually represent on a map?
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: A forest
A place of worship
A post office
A railway track
A road
A school