Exercise 1: Draw a map of:

  • the directions from your home to school.
  • Japan
  • The world

Compare your map with your peers, and with a world map. TOK Link 

  • What did you represent well and not so well? Can you explain why that is?
  • Is a map representative or the real world? How do you know?
    • List the ways the  you know something to be true
  • Were early world maps wrong?
  • How do maps change the way we see, and interact with, the world we live in?
  • Considering the differences in your maps, discuss this statement: “The map is not the territory” Alfred Korzybski
  • How can you be sure that the information found on maps are “true”?
  • How can maps convey
    • meaning
    • bias
    • philosophy
    • change
  • Let’s have a look at a few maps and discuss their “ways of knowing.”

Part 2:

Looking at IOS maps, we will dicuss

  • Keys
  • Scale
  • Contour intervals
  • Cardinal directions
  • 6 figure grid referencing

Exercise 3:

  • Each of you will create a Google doc tilled: InS 9 (A or C)- YOUR NAME – Map skills Questions
  • Share your document with Mr McKeown
  • Answer the following question from this document.
    • Read p. 124-6
    • Answer p. 127 # 1, 2, 3, 4 and EXTRA using this OS map of Cambridge
    • Read p. 128
    • Answer questions 129 #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Use the handout of p129 on my desk to measure distance. I have rulers in the blue trays at the back of my classroom. Make sure to put them all back)
    • Read p. 130
    • Using  a blank piece of paper answer p 131 #1, 2.