Maps are such a simple and detailed representation of places. When we look at world maps, we can notice how each territory is shown in various drawings. On maps, you can see a simplified version of the world. However, if you look attentively, you will notice a grid that is dispersed throughout the global maps. The grid describes the world location or zone by employing vertical and horizontal lines. Grids improve map accuracy. In geographical terms, it refers to the internationally recognized method of longitude and latitude position on the surface. Each process in producing the grid on the maps must be thoroughly understood. Here's how you can accomplish it. If you're going to draw a map of your city, make sure you have good map references. It doesn't have to exactly identify your city, but it should clearly show the specifics of the territory. Using a compass, align the top of the huge map page with true north. Duplicate a map with the same size and scale on paper. You can also use the city map to draw a map to scale. In inches, measure the map's width and height. Divide the number of miles in the region from west to east by the width of the map in inches. This part will display the miles per inch on your map scale. Make a rectangular grid box for 1-inch grid boxes then draw it on the map around the city area. Use a ruler to make it look neat. Divide the rectangle into one-inch grid boxes. Starting at the bottom, measure up an inch and draw a horizontal parallel line from left to right. Calculate the different inches and draw a parallel line after you find the top part is less than one inch. Let us proceed to the left side, calculate one inch to the right side, and draw a meridian line from bottom to top at a right angle then continue to the bottom parallel line. Continue to the next inch and draw another meridian line. Make sure it's less than an inch until the right side. Make the grid boxes' rows with letters and the grid boxes' columns with numbers. Write letters on the right and left sides, beginning with A at the top and ending with the highest letter at the bottom. Meanwhile, for the top and bottom, write the numbers starting from 1 from left to right, with the highest number at the end. If you know the degrees of latitude and longitude on the original city map, index the grid lines to latitude and longitude. Calculate the index on a paper. For latitude, divide the map's height in inches by the total degrees of latitude on the map. That is the difference between the southernmost and northernmost latitudes. The degrees of latitude in each grid box are displayed as a result. Begin at the top parallel and work your way up to the first parallel above it. Add the latitude of one grid box to the latitude of the parallel below it in each parallel. Divide the map's width in inches by the total number of degrees of longitude to get the longitude. The distinction between the westernmost and easternmost longitudes is this. The degrees of longitude in each grid box are calculated as a result of this. Begin at the left meridian's initial meridian. Add the longitude of one grid box to the longitude of the meridian on the left for each meridian. Make an index on the back of the map with the latitude for each parallel and the longitude for each meridian. Remember to include your map's title, compass rose, dates, scale, and legend. This way you can create the maps with the grids which is quite tricky to do because you have to measure everything in the right size. If it becomes your favorite then do it, some teachers would also make this kind of work become their task that you should do to have a good grade on a geography subject.
Teaching children with maps would be great to do. It is intended to make the children know that they were living in this place and make a simple explanation about it. Create teaching materials using it that turn maps to be something fun and interesting. These are how you can use maps as classroom activities. You can first introduce the maps to your students. Make it understandable for children. Tell the objection of seeing maps which to see the world or places in a simple way. You can start to make them know that there are some places on the maps. Show us where they live right to know. Make them understand the brief concept of maps. You can also mention that the grids define the location to be accurate. Then, for the classroom project, you can make them to coloring the territory of the map. These are what you have to prepare. First of all, you need to prepare the map template along with the grid. Then, print the grid and the blank maps on paper. Make sure all of the grid and the blank maps are clearly seen. Then, ask your students to color the maps by placing the rules that each territory should have different colors. If you want to make the same color layout, you can give the numbers on each territory that defines the color that they should apply. Another style can be coloring the grids only, then they can start to name each of the places in the blank maps to make it be awesome maps project. Here’s how you can apply maps to teaching children in the classroom.