Discovery – making maps and finding our way around

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Discovery making maps and finding our way around. Cartography means the science of making maps. Have a look at some of these mapping websites: http :// www.atlapedia.com/online/mapresources.htm http:// www.maps4kids.com/7wonders.htm http:// www.maps4kids.com/countries.php?qryCountry=us - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Discovery making maps and finding our way around

Discovery making maps and finding our way around

Cartography means the science of making maps.Have a look at some of these mapping websites:http://www.atlapedia.com/online/mapresources.htm

http://www.maps4kids.com/7wonders.htm

http://www.maps4kids.com/countries.php?qryCountry=us

http://www.maps4kids.com/puzzle_game.htm

How would you make a map of somewhere no one had been before?Captain James Cook was one of the greatest explorers ever.

Find out what you can about him. Where might you look?

Other famous explorers are:

Christopher ColumbusThe VikingsThe Maori who arrived in New ZealandThor Heyerdahl on his raft, Kon-Tiki.The Ancient PhoeniciansWhere does our food come from?Watch the presentation on this video clip and then use a map of the world or make a diagram to show all the different countries that help fill up your tummy!

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/food/

Imagine youre an explorer!!Become a fashion designer

What kinds of clothes do people wear when theyre exploring nowadays?Design an outfit for an explorer. Think about where they might be going. Is it a warm country or a cold country? What kinds of equipment might you take with you?Develop an accurate map either of your school or your own home and garden.

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