This week, we are going to think about Ordnance Survey Maps.
What are they?
Ordnance Survey maps were first made for the military in the 1700s, but it wasn’t until the early 20th century that they started work on the maps we might recognise today. These maps were all drawn and labelled by hand… can you imagine the numbers of people, and the time that would take… never mind how much paper! Ask somebody at home if they have an OS map and if they would mind you getting it out to have a look. you will need to perfect the art of folding in back up properly when you have finished.
If you don't have an OS map to look at, have a look at the website I have linked to this page. On the home screen select map symbols and study the information. Can you see the different symbols on the map? Can you guess what any of them mean? Have a go at the matching activity I have attached below. If you have access to a printer, you could even print the snap cards and have a go.
When you have done this, go back onto the website and select map quizzes and and try out the map symbols quiz.