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        Map It!

        Explore different types of maps and how different things are represented on maps in this media gallery from WGBH. Maps are used to help locate different places and different things. Map symbols are representations of larger things in the world, such as streets or mountains. Students can use the media in this gallery to practice mapping skills and to learn how maps are used to locate things in the world, including landforms and water bodies.

        To view the Activity, Background Essay, and Teaching Tips for this media gallery, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources.

        The All Around Town video is part of the KET All Around Me collection.

        All Around Town

        Students follow a neighborhood map and describe the symbols that represent different locations in this video from KET.

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        Drawing a Map

        Students can observe children creating a map of an area and following symbols on the map to locate items in this PEEP and the Big Wide World video.

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        Compare Maps

        Students observe, describe, and compare two different types of maps and how to use maps to locate different things in the world in the image from WGBH.

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