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Map Analysis Worksheet

1. Type of Map (Check one):

indentation ___ Raised relief map
indentation ___ Topographic map
indentation ___ Political map
indentation ___ Contour-line map
indentation ___ Natural resource map
indentation ___ Military map
indentation ___ Birdís-eye view
indentation ___ Artifact map
indentation ___ Satellite photograph/mosaic
indentation ___ Pictograph
indentation ___ Weather map
indentation ___ Other

2. Unique Physical Qualities of the Map (Check one or more):

indentation ___ Compass
indentation ___ Cartouche
indentation ___ Handwritten
indentation ___ Date
indentation ___ Notations
indentation ___ Scale
indentation ___ Name of mapmaker
indentation ___ Title
indentation ___ Legend (key)
indentation ___ Other

3. Date of Map:

4. Creator of Map:

5. Where was the Map Produced?

6. Map Information

indentationA. List three things in this map that you think are important:

indentationB. Why do you think this map was drawn?

indentationC. What evidence in the map suggests why it was drawn?

indentationD. What information does the map add to your knowledge of Louisiana or this time period?

indentationE. Write a question to the mapmaker that is left unanswered by this map.

Adapted from the design developed by the Education Staff, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408.

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