Dear Parents, In Social Studies, students are learning about mapping. Please review with your child what all maps need (map elements):
Compass – directions (north, east, south, west)
Symbols – small simple pictures that show a place or feature on a map
Legend – a box on a map that shows the symbol along with what the symbol means
Scale – everything on a map is made smaller than in real life
Perspective – we need to draw maps as if we are looking down on it (“birds-eye-view”)
Please review their symbols and legends worksheets that I have sent home. We will be having a small mapping quiz on Wednesday. Students will need to complete a legend by drawing simple symbols and writing the corresponding words on the legend. They will also need to label the elements of a map.