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This page offers interactive Flash based activities to help the user gain a number of skills in understanding maps. These activities can be used by a teacher as a demonstration tool or by the student in the classroom or at home. There are three lessons available. Clicking on the links to the left will bring up the activities.
Welcome to the MapMaker Interactive This tutorial explains how to explore National Geographic Education's interactive GIS mapping tool and tools for customizing outline maps for print. Use the zoom bar to go from a world view to a local view (or in cartographic terms, from a large scale to a small scale). If you zoom out to a world view, you will see that the map is in a Mercator projection. Use the location menus at the top to zoom from a world view to a continent, country, or other region.
Grades 6-8 Overview: As students may already know, they can learn a lot about the world by comparing maps with various themes, such as population density and climate features.
Activity 1. What is a map? Explore what students already know about maps.
Maps are a great tool for anyone.
Make a relief map jigsaw puzzle