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Map Analysis Worksheet

1.   

TYPE OF MAP (Check one):
____ Raised relief map
____ Topographic map
____ Political map
____ Contour-line map
____ Natural resource map
____ Military map
____ Bird's-eye view
____ Artifact map
____ Satellite photograph/mosaic
____ Pictograph
____ Weather map
____ Other ( )

2.  

UNIQUE PHYSICAL QUALITIES OF THE MAP (Check one or more):
____ Compass
____ Handwritten
____ Date
____ Notations
____ Scale
____ Name of mapmaker
____ Title
____ Legend (key)
____ Other

3.  

DATE OF MAP:
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4.   CREATOR OF THE MAP:
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5.   WHERE WAS THE MAP PRODUCED?
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6.  

MAP INFORMATION

A. List three things in this map that you think are important:

1. _____________________________________________
2. _____________________________________________
3. _____________________________________________

B. Why do you think this map was drawn?
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________

C. What evidence in the map suggests why is was drawn?
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________

D. What information does the map add to the textbook's account of this event?
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________

E. Does the information in this map support or contradict information that you have read about this event? Explain.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________

F. Write a question to the mapmaker that is left unanswered by this map.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________

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