Sam Makes A Map
What would be a good color to use to represent a swimming pool on a map?

Sam Makes A Map

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At school in geography do you remember drawing plans? They might have been plans of a room - your bedroom perhaps, or your classroom. You might have drawn a plan of your school and the playground. Sam has drawn plans. Now he wants to draw a map of the town he lives in. What should Sam put on his map? Can you help him?

How would you go about drawing a plan of a room or a map of a town?

Sam is drawing a map of his town. What should Sam draw first?
Main roads
Sam draws the highways first. Then he can add everything else
Sam draws his house on the map. Sam also draws his friend’s house on the map. Why does Sam not draw all the houses in his town?
Because his friends do not live there
Because there are too many houses to draw
Because some of the houses are bungalows
Because there only are two houses in Sam’s town
Maps use symbols and colors to show where all the houses are
Sam draws his school on the map. There is not room to write the full name of the school. So Sam writes:
What does Coll. stand for? - College
Sam colors in where there are shops. He uses purple as his color for shops.

There is a shopping center on the edge of town. What color is the shopping center on Sam’s map?
Sam uses purple for all the shops in the town
Sam wants to show where the town center is on his map. What would be a good symbol for the town center?
A tree
A fish
A tractor
A black circle
Sam labels the black circle: Town Centre
There is a railroad running through Sam’s town. What does Sam draw on his map to show the railroad?
A green circle
A blue wavy line
A red square
A black line
The blue wavy line is for the river
Sam draws a black line on his map to show the railroad. Trains stop in Sam’s town. People get on and off the trains. Where do people get on and off the train?
Swimming pool
Railroad station
Sam draws a red circle on his map to show where the railroad station is
Sam’s town has a park. What is a good color for the park on Sam’s map?
What sort of things are there in a park?
There is a swimming pool in Sam’s town. What color does Sam use for the swimming pool?
Why does Sam use blue as the color for the swimming pool?
Sam lives in a town called Bedworth.

What is the best title for Sam’s map?
Map of Bristol
Map of My Village
My Map
Map of Bedworth
Can you draw a map of where you live?
Author:  David Bland

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