• Purpose

    Create a physical map of the world.                                                                                                                                        

    Assignment prompt

    In this assignment, you will conduct research, then use what you have learned to create a physical map of the world.

    Assignment instructions

    • Gather materials and necessary information.
      1. Use your textbook or the Internet to identify research sites for completing your maps.
    • Read and follow each set of instructions carefully.
      1. Follow all instructions for labeling your maps.
      2. Color the maps as instructed. If you are making maps electronically, use drawing software; if you are downloading and printing your maps, use colored pencils.

    Section 1: World map

    1. Label the continents in ALL CAPS: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica
    2. Outline each continent in a different color.
    3. Identify and label the following lines of latitude and longitude: prime meridian, equator
    4. Label the following landforms: Greenland, Iceland, Madagascar
    5. Identify and label the following bodies of water: Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Philippine Sea, Gulf of Mexico
    6. Color or outline bodies of water in blue.
    7. Label the following countries (countries whose population exceeds 100 million):

     

      • China
      • India
      • United States
      • Indonesia
      • Brazil
      • Pakistan
      • Nigeria
      • Bangladesh
      • Russia
      • Japan
      • Mexico
      • Philippines

    Purpose

    Create a physical map of the world.                                                                                                                                        

    Assignment prompt

    In this assignment, you will conduct research, then use what you have learned to create a physical map of the world.

    Assignment instructions

    • Gather materials and necessary information.
      1. Use your textbook or the Internet to identify research sites for completing your maps.
    • Read and follow each set of instructions carefully.
      1. Follow all instructions for labeling your maps.
      2. Color the maps as instructed. If you are making maps electronically, use drawing software; if you are downloading and printing your maps, use colored pencils.

    Section 1: World map

    1. Label the continents in ALL CAPS: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica
    2. Outline each continent in a different color.
    3. Identify and label the following lines of latitude and longitude: prime meridian, equator
    4. Label the following landforms: Greenland, Iceland, Madagascar
    5. Identify and label the following bodies of water: Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Philippine Sea, Gulf of Mexico
    6. Color or outline bodies of water in blue.
    7. Label the following countries (countries whose population exceeds 100 million):

     

      • China
      • India
      • United States
      • Indonesia
      • Brazil
      • Pakistan
      • Nigeria
      • Bangladesh
      • Russia
      • Japan
      • Mexico
      • Philippines

     

World Map

  • Purpose

    Create political and physical maps of East Asia and South Asia.

    Assignment prompt

    In this assignment, you will conduct research, then use what you have learned to create political and physical maps of East Asia and South Asia that show the regions’ countries and major cities, landforms, and bodies of water. 

    Assignment instructions

    • Gather materials and necessary information.
      1. Use your textbook or the Internet to identify research sites for completing your maps.
    • Read and follow each set of instructions carefully.
      1. Follow all instructions for labeling your maps.
      2. Color the maps as instructed. If you are making electronic maps, use drawing software; if you have downloaded and printed your maps, use colored pencils.

    Section 1: Political map of South Asia

    1. On the political map, label the following countries:

     

    • Afghanistan
    • Bangladesh
    • Bhutan
    • China
    • India
    • Iran
    • Nepal
    • Pakistan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Thailand

     

     

     

    1. Fill in each of the following countries with a different color: India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    2. On the political map, label the following cities: Islamabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kabul

    Section 2: Physical map of South Asia

    1. On the physical map, shade and label the following landforms: Himalayas, Deccan Plateau, Thar Desert, Hindu Kush
    2. Label the following bodies of water: Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean
    3. Label the following rivers: Ganges River, Indus River, Brahmaputra River
    4. Color or outline bodies of water in blue.

     

    Section 3: Political map of East Asia

    1. On the political map, label the following countries:

     

    • China
    • Taiwan
    • Japan
    • Indonesia
    • Vietnam
    • Philippines
    • North Korea
    • South Korea
    • Cambodia
    • Myanmar (Burma)
    • Thailand
    • Laos
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore
    • Brunei
    • Sumatra
    • Mongolia
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Guam
    • Russia
    • India

     

     

    1. On the political map, label the following cities: Tokyo, Pyongyang, Seoul, Beijing, Taipei City, Bangkok, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Manila, Singapore, Shanghai


    Section 4: Physical map of East Asia

    1. On the physical map, shade and label the following landforms: Gobi Desert, Himalayas, Mount Everest, Tibetan Plateau, Takla Makan Desert
    2. Label the following bodies of water: Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, East China Sea, Sea of Japan, South China Sea, Bay of Bengal, Yellow Sea, Philippine Sea, Gulf of Thailand
    3. Label the following rivers: Yangtze River, Huang He River, Mekong River, Irrawaddy River
    4. Color or outline bodies of water in blue.
East Asia Physical
East Asia Political
South Asia Physical
South Asia Political

  • Purpose

    Create political and physical maps of Africa.

    Assignment prompt

    In this assignment, you will conduct research, then use what you have learned to create political and physical maps of Africa that show the countries and major cities, landforms, and bodies of water for the continent.

    Assignment instructions

    • Gather materials and necessary information.
      1. Use your textbook or the Internet to identify research sites for completing your maps.
    • Read and follow each set of instructions carefully.
      1. Follow all instructions for labeling your maps.
      2. Color the maps as directed. If you are making maps electronically, use drawing software; if you have downloaded and printed your maps, use colored pencils.
      3. Complete the questions on the research page.

    Section 1: Political map of Africa

    1. On the political map, label the following countries:

     

      • Algeria
      • Angola
      • Benin
      • Botswana
      • Burkina Faso
      • Burundi
      • Cameroon
      • Central African Republic
      • Chad
      • Congo
      • Dem. Republic of the Congo
      • Djibouti
      • Egypt
      • Equatorial Guinea
      • Eritrea
      • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Ivory Coast
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Libya
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Rwanda
    • Senegal
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • South Sudan
    • Sudan
    • Swaziland
    • Tanzania
    • Togo
    • Tunisia
    • Uganda
    • Zambia
    • Zanzibar
    • Zimbabwe

     

    1. On the political map, label the following cities: Cairo, Alexandria, Tripoli, Algiers, Abuja, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Gaborone, Pretoria, Mogadishu, Khartoum, Kinshasa

    Section 2: Physical map of Africa

    1. On the physical map, shade and label the following landforms:

     

      • Atlas Mountains
      • Ethiopian Highlands
      • Mount Kenya
      • Mount Kilimanjaro
      • Horn of Africa (Somali Peninsula)
      • Cape of Good Hope
      • Sahara
      • Kalahari Desert
      • Namib Desert
      • Nubian Desert
      • Sahel

     

     

    1. Label the following bodies of water: Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Guinea, Mozambique Channel
    2. Label the equator.
    3. Draw a dotted line separating Sub-Saharan Africa from North Africa. Label each region.
    4. Label the following rivers and lakes:

     

      • Limpopo River
      • Zambezi River
      • Congo River
      • Nile River
      • White Nile
      • Blue Nile
      • Niger River
      • Lake Malawi
      • Lake Victoria
      • Lake Tanganyika

     

     

     

    1. Color or outline bodies of water in blue.
Africa Political
Africa Physical