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. 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: ________________________________________

4. CREATOR OF MAP: _____________________________________

5. WHERE WAS THE MAP PRODUCED? ____________________________

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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