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 second of two quizzes on maps and it focusses primarily on the symbols that might be found on a map key.
Map skills are used when reading maps for orientation. Orientation means knowing where you are in relation to a compass. If you are going on a walk or ramble with a group of friends, it is vital to know where you are otherwise you may get lost and into difficulties. That's where a map comes in. To read a map you need to look at its key. This will tell you what the different symbols on the map mean. You will also need a compass to show you which direction you are heading in.
How good are your map reading skills? Do you know what the symbols mean? Can you use a map key? See if you can find your way to the end of this quiz!