If you are searching for the places you want to go to, utilizing a map is the best choice. Most people nowadays prefer to use digital maps. It’s really helpful because the map directly shows you the direction to your intended place. The paper-based map is still used for some purposes too. Therefore, there are some types of maps you might want to know. Each map has a different function and geographical features. The maps are categorized into two groups reference maps and thematic maps. We’ll go for the reference maps first.
The reference map shows you the place with geographical boundaries, physical earth surface, and even the cultural features such as city, roads, and many more. The fact is almost all of the countries in the world have reference maps that represent their territory. There are several kinds of reference maps which includes political maps, road maps, physical maps, time zone maps, zip code maps, geologic maps, and topographic maps.
The political map shows the geographic boundaries that include the governmental territory. This is the type of map you commonly see on the classroom wall. The road map is well known as the online service mapping. Physical map showing you the natural landscape of earth feature. Time zone maps are used as the reference for counting the time differences among the different world places. Zip code is used by the postal service to determine the zip code area. Topological maps present the shape of the earth's surface with lines, color, gradients, share relief, and other methods. Meanwhile, the geological maps represent the types of rocks and sediments on the surface of a geographical area.
Memorizing the places of the world on the maps can be difficult. However, there are some steps to make it easier to do this task. Before moving to the steps, you need to pay attention are you need to having an up-to-date map and reviewing each continent to make it easier. Find the alternatives such as using geographical apps, going to the educational website about geography, and hanging the map in your room. Challenge your ability by taking some quizzes and also solving the world map puzzles. These are the details of the way to memorize location on the maps.
Studying the maps and making sure yours is the most up-to-date. Print the latest version you found on the internet or consider buying it instead. While studying the maps, you need to focus on one-by-one continents. You can only move next if you are already mastered it. If you have trouble memorizing a continent, just keep the focus on it and give it extra attention. List the countries you’ve found difficult and test yourself to do it first rather than the easiest one. Reading the headlines about the country might help you in memorizing the continents.
Enjoying learning geography through the geography apps, visiting the educational geographic website, and decorating your wall with the world maps. You can also print out the full version of world maps to color as your exercise. Learning geography can also be accompanied by the game. There is some version of the world maps puzzle for you to learn while solving it. Guess it can also become your examination tool to test how many continents you can memorize so far. These suggestions hopefully can pull out of your problems and help you nail them.
Geography can be complex but also can be turned into a simple form. Learning geography is not always about sticking up to the maps and a geographical book. You can also apply the geographical games that your students might love to do in the classroom. Besides, it can increase the student’s motivation of learning. These are some geographical games that can broaden your perspectives of teaching and allow the students to learn valuable skills from them.
The first one is geographical snaps. This game makes the kids guess and identify the states as soon as possible. This game will boost the student’s ability in quickest think and memorize. 20 questions game allows the students to answer the geographical question with the 20 correct answers as the target. The questions can be yes or no questions or even an explanation about geography.
Battle of State is a fun game that utilizes the state card that has categories based on the population, electoral votes, and so on. Each player should read the numbers and the card flipped belong to the person that has the highest number. The participant with the highest total card is the winner. These games are fun but engaging at the same time. It will prevent your students from getting bored every time they have to learn geography. However, there are many games not listed that you can also apply. Choose the one that is suitable the most for students in your class, so it can make them happy while participating in the game.