Unit 1: Maps
State Standards

GEH 2.1.3 - Use mental maps to answer geographic questions.

GEH 2.1.4 - Analyze visual and mathematical data presented in charts, tables, graphs, maps, and other graphic organizers to assist in interpreting a historical event. 

WHC 2.1.1 - Develop and interpret different kinds of maps, globes, graphs, charts, databases, and models.  

WHC 2.2.1 - Explain how Earth/Sun relationships, ocean currents, and winds influence climate differences on Earth.  


This unit will last about 3 weeks.  This first unit will provide the basic geography skills students will need to read and interpret information not just in 6th grade but a lifetime.  


Students will be asked to recognize and label the Continents and Oceans.



Students will be asked to label, list, and define the 5 parts of a map.  
1. map title
2. scale
3. legend/key
4. compass rose
5. grid lines  


Students will be asked to demonstrate their understanding of how the Earth is divided and explain why latitude and longitude are important.  


Students need to know that there are 24 hours in a day, the Earth rotates 15 degrees an hour, and because of those two facts, there are 24 time zones.  



Students need to be able to label the following latitude lines and climate zones. 






Students will be introduced to several different types of maps and will be asked to show they are familiar with them.

Small scale map of the world
Image result for map of world

Small Scale Map- is such a large area that everything looks small

Large Scale Map- is such a small area that everything looks large



Large scale map of zoo Boise



Students need to know the difference between political maps 
Image result for political map of italy
   
and physical maps 

Image result for physical map of australia