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3. Mapping and Spatial Analysis

SmartGrowth BoxThis resource targets geography achievement standards level 6-8 and social studies level. This page uses conventional and electronic mapping methods to spatially analyse the western Bay of Plenty sub-region.

The chart below outlines all activities that can be used in the classroom as well as assessment information. This is one of six education resource topics created for teachers of geography 5.

 

ActivitiesAssessmentCurriculum LevelGeographic conceptsGeographic skills
3a

Aerial photo identification game

  • Small group internet aerial photograph identification game
Activity Summary (40KB, pdf)
Aerial photo worksheet (24KB, pdf)

2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 3.3, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5

7, 8

Spatial patterns

Visuals

3b

Existing knowledge brainstorm

  • Group brainstorm activity
Activity Summary (91KB, pdf)
Brainstorm template (74KB, pdf)

2.2, 3.3, 2.5, 3.5

6, 7, 8

Interaction

Processes

Mapping

3c

Précis map

  • Create a précis map of the western Bay of Plenty sub-region
Activity Summary (2.3MB, pdf)
Map outlines and source map (2.3MB, pdf)

2.2, 1.8, 2.8, 3.3, 3.8

6, 7, 8

Spatial patterns

Environments

Mapping

3d

Tsunami & inundation mapping

Activity Summary (1.8MB, pdf)
Tauranga Mount & Papamoa map outline (20KB, pdf)
Tsunami evacuation zone map (1.8MB, pdf)

 

 

 

 

 

3e

Māori place names

  • Simple search and find activity using a map and index
Activity Summary (37KB, pdf)

All

6, 7, 8

Environments

Spatial patterns

Mapping

3f

Spatially compare local shopping areas

  • Google Earth / Google Maps activity
Activity Summary (26KB, pdf)

1.8, 2.2, 2.8, 1.5, 2.5, 3.5

6, 7, 8

Environments

Mapping

Visuals

3g

GIS data

  • GIS data files
  • Problem solving case studies using GIS
Activity Summary (31KB, pdf)

2.2, 2.3, 3.3, 1.8, 2.8, 3.8

6, 7, 8

Spatial patterns

Visuals

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