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Slide 1: Title: Introduction to Maps

• Welcome to our lesson on maps!
• Today, we will learn about the basics of maps and how to understand them.
• Let’s get started!

Slide 2: Title: What is a Map?

• A map is a visual representation of an area.
• It helps us understand and navigate different places.
• Maps can show us countries, cities, streets, and even our own neighborhood!

Slide 3: Title: Parts of a Map

• Maps have different parts that help us understand them better.
• The key parts of a map are the title, legend, compass rose, and scale.

Slide 4: Title: Title

• The title tells us what the map is about.
• It gives us a clue about the area or topic the map represents.
• For example, a map titled “World Map” shows the entire world.

Slide 5: Title: Legend

• The legend is like a key that helps us understand symbols and colors on the map.
• It explains what different symbols mean.
• For example, a star symbol might represent a capital city.

Slide 6: Title: Compass Rose

• The compass rose shows us the four main directions: north, south, east, and west.
• It helps us understand which way we are looking at the map.
• We can use it to find our way around.

Slide 7: Title: Scale

• The scale on a map helps us understand distances.
• It shows how much space on the map represents a certain distance in real life.
• For example, 1 inch on the map might represent 10 miles in real life.

Slide 8: Title: Types of Maps

• There are different types of maps for different purposes.
• Some common types include political maps, physical maps, and thematic maps.
• Political maps show boundaries and countries, while physical maps show landforms and bodies of water.

Slide 9: Title: Let’s Practice!

• Now, let’s put our knowledge to the test with a fun activity!
• I will show you a map, and you have to identify the title, legend, compass rose, and scale.

Slide 10: Title: Conclusion

• Great job, everyone! You have learned the basics of maps and how to understand them.
• Remember, maps are important tools that help us explore and navigate the world.
• Keep practicing and exploring different maps to become a map expert!

• Books: “Maps and Globes” by Jack Knowlton, “Me on the Map” by Joan Sweeney
• Websites: National Geographic Kids, KidsGeo.com