Geography Task - Treasure Maps!
HOME LEARNING - SUMMER TERM WEEK 2 - GEOGRAPHY
Create "Ye Olde Pirate Treasure Mappe!"
Back in class, we have been looking at how to create both desk and class maps as a way of introducing the skills of compass points, keys, keeping to scale (the right size) and grid references (co-ordinates).
So let's have some fun putting these skills to practice by making your very own Pirate Treasure Map! CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR SOME IDEAS
STEP 1 - TEA-STAINED PAPER
There are various ways to do this using old soggy tea bags. It is up to you whether you want a smooth even finish or something a bit more blotchy. You can let it dry and add more layer to darken it if you wish.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW to watch a YouTube video for one method.
Remember that the paper may go a bit crinkly when it dries, so you may need to press it under some heavy books (once it dries!) to make it nice and flat before using.
NOTE: If you want to add GRID LINES, you can print off my "Treasure Map Blank Grid" and tea-stain this to help you out
STEP 2 - THE MAP OUTLINE
Practice on a scrap of paper some interesting island outlines, then re-draw onto the tea-stained paper. Make sure there is space for the compass rose and key.
STEP 3 - THE CREEPY LANDSCAPE
A pirate map always seems to be filled with strange and bizarre landscape features to scare away treasure thieves. They often use ALLITERATION, with words that have the same starting sound:
- Fearsome Forest
- Deadly Desery
- Scary Swamp
- Monstrous Mountains ... and so on
Have some fun drawing and labeling these features ... and don't forget to put a few around the island too, such as a shipwreck, reef or sharks!
STEP 4 - FINISHING DETAILS
Almost there. Now add:
- Compass (all 8 points)
- Key (if needed for things like rivers, forest, desert etc...)
- Bit of faded colour
- Maybe a scale line (e.g. 1cm on you map = 1km in real life)
- OPTIONAL ... with adult help and supervision, you could rip or even slightly singe (burn) the edges to make it look properly ancient
Now take a picture and sent it to your teacher to post on our 'Pirate Treasure Map Photo Gallery'