Representing data on a map is an important form of communicating information to the reader. Information graphics need to provide the right information in the clearest format possible. Google Maps provides an easy facility to display data for any reader, and anybody can use this facility to upload their information.
An excellent introduction to this topic would be for the teacher and students to explore the range of ways that data can be represented on a map. Different ways include heat maps, geographic stretching of continents, icons and symbols, colours and shades, bar graphs, and interactive maps.
The lessons and activities in this unit of work are for the lower and middle secondary years of schooling and focus on how to add Placemarks and how to bulk upload more than one data point to show a broader range of data.
Simple instructions and clear screenshots, along with relevant student activities make this unit of work self-instructing for every student.
Duration 1 week.
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