Learning objects BBC Landscapes: map skills - symbols and keys

TLF ID M010930

This interactive resource engages students in mapping activities with the focus on the meaning and interpretation of map symbols and legends. Students are introduced to the symbols via text descriptions and examples. Students demonstrate their learning by responding to multiple-choice questions. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Landscapes collection.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is useful for the Australian Curriculum content description in year 4 mathematics about using simple scales, legends and directions to interpret information contained in basic maps.
  • Sketch maps are used to introduce students to the purpose and use of  symbols on maps.
  • Multiple-choice questions are included for students to assess their understanding of map symbols.
Year level

3; 4

Learning area
  • Mathematics

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Description: content provider
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • BBC © 2012, except where indicated otherwise. You may download, copy and communicate this material for free, and use it in digital and hardcopy format for non-commercial educational use in Australian schools and TAFE institutions, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material.