Map reading is one of the fundamental skills of geography. In KS2 children are taught about using a map and a compass for navigation. This is the first of two quizzes on maps and how to use them.
Map skills involve reading maps, using a compass and general navigation knowledge. Maps are used to help us find our way around. They are representations of real roads, buildings, rivers etc. which can be used to plan a route, to guide us when we are lost or to explore an area without leaving the comfort of our own homes. Reading maps is an essential, and a rewarding, skill.
How good are you at using a map and a compass? Test you navigation skills in this quiz.