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.
1: Using grid lines - this short activity is designed to help
the student understand the basics of using grid lines.
A tour of Saskatoon - building on the skills acquired in lesson one,
this longer activity asks the student to use their knowledge to take
a tour of the city of Saskatoon. The activity uses a combination of
an interactive grid map, interesting aerial photography and multiple
choice questions to lead the user on a tour of the city.
3: World Maps - this activity explains
and/or strengthens the understanding of coordinates on a standard map.
Terms defined and reinforced include latitude, longitude, meridians,
equator and hemisphere.
- This link opens a page with an explanation of important terms.
The activities on
this site require the free Macromedia Flash plugin. It can be downloaded
by clicking below.