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A map is a picture of part of the world - usually land based
A chart is a map of a water body - ocean or lake.
A plan is a detailed drawing of a place or inside of a building.
These all use different scales!
Since humans were living in caves we have had sort of maps. We used the natural resources to make images in clay or on stone. Later on we used animals hides and then discovered that paper and inks could be used to preserve our findings!
Maps are everywhere - they can be on the bus stop or at the train station. They can be at the nature reserve and in the newspapers and magazines.
They are a great way to show an instant picture of a story.
We use maps to answer questions..
How many people live here or where did Columbus sail from and to?
We can look at maps like we are reading a written page.
Maps display written and pictorial information to show the reader what is happening.
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Adventures and Explorers use maps to plan their route.
Everyone uses maps in a different way - we will be building up a set of videos to show you how different roles use maps from postman to police and ambulances to vets!
Maps are a communication tool.
They tell a story. They could show a journey or tell of an amount of something somewhere without having to look at tables of data we may not understand.
We can get a quick idea of an event.