You may wonder: how do I get from the unfinished map to the finished map? We like to approach this in a step-by-step method. This is a sensible way to proceed to help you get all the information you want shown on the map. It insures that the map is legible and neat. We always stress neatness to our students. We tell them that the map is not just for them, but for other people to see and read also.
The following step-by-step method works well with all of our classroom maps. Try it with your students, and they will end up with a map they will be proud of!
*The downloadable PDF below shows you a step-by-step approach from unfinished to finished map using our Western Canada “extras” map.