Reading Maps

How do you get to the library? Find out by reading a map! A map can show continents, countries, states, and cities, or show the roads and landmarks of a town. It can show bus routes or subway lines, different landforms, kinds of natural resources, or show different temperatures in a specific area. Maps can help you navigate an area, or find your way around. In this movie, you’ll learn how to use maps as a tool to learn information about an area. You’ll explore how to use a map key, map scale, and compass rose to help you read a map and give or follow directions.

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