Courtenay Middle School Library
Social Studies: Maps - Comox Valley and Vancouver Island

Readability levels l =easiest,
n = at approximate grade level, u =advanced, uu=most difficult.

Ethics of information use
Current Maps
Readability
n
Courtenay map (travelmap.com)
n
Cumberland map (travelmap.com
n
Denman Island map (denmanisland.com)
n
Hornby Island map (hornbyislad.com)
n
Comox Valley map (mapquest.com)
n
Comox Valley (vancouverisland.com)
n
Comox Valley Transit map (busonline.ca)
n
Comox Harbour map (comoxfishermanswharf.com)
n
Comox Harbour chart (comoxfishermanswharf.com)
n
Comox Valley Electoral District (B.C. Government)
n-u
Tides, currents, and water levels (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
l
Mt. Washington - alpine trails pdf (mountwashington.ca)
l
Mt. Washington - nordic pdf (mountwashington.ca)
l
Strathcona Park: Forbidden Plateau: pdf (mountwashington.ca)
n
BC Ferries: Vancouver Island Routes (bcferries.com)
n
BC Ferries: All Routes (bcferries.com)
n
Vancouver Island (croteaubeachbedand breakfast.com)
n
Vancouver Island Recreational Map (B.C. Government)
n
Mid Island (Tourism Vancouver Island)
n
Vancouver Island (Tourism Vancouver Island)
n
Vancouver Island: large size pdf (Travel.bc.ca)
n
Island Highway dated 1999
n
E&N Railway route map (railamerica.com)
n
Lighthouses of British Columbia (fogwhistle.ca)
   
Historic Maps
n
Plat map dated 1864
 
Using Maps and Compasses
l
Mix of map reading lessons (enchantedlearning.com)
l-n
Map reading made easy: pdf (UK Ordnance Survey)
n
Maps and map reading (chasetrek.or.uk)
n
Map projection concepts (Colorado State University)
n
Explaining Longitude and Latitude (City University-New York)
n-u
Explaining Longitude and Latitude #2 (University of Wisconsin)
n
View the Earth using latitude and longitude (Fourmilab, Switzerland)
n-u
Latitude and Longitude (NASA: U.S. Government)
n
Compass tutorial (chasetrek.or.uk)
n
Compass overview 1: pdf (scoutingresources.org.uk)
n
Compass overview 2: pdf (scoutingresources.org.uk)
n-u
Using a compass (princeton.edu)
n-u
Mapping resources (scoutingresources.org.uk)
n-u
Using topographic maps (Kansas State University)
u
Map reading and land navigation (wildernessmanuals.com)
n
Introduction to orienteering (Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club)
u
Orienteering (map-reading.com)
u
Celestial navigation (celestialnavigation.net)
 
Fun
n
Geography Challenge (geochallenge.ca)
n
Gameroom (Canadian Geographic)
n
Geography Bee (National Geographic Society)
n
Xpeditions: activities (National Geographic Society)
n
Where is that? (funbrain.com)
n
More geography games (maps.com)
n
Geography games
n
Mr. Bowerman's Geography Games
   
Misc.
n
Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader (for PDF files)
n
Mapquest (mapquest.com)
n
Driving directions (mapnation.com)
n
Comox Valley Weather (Environment Canada)
n
Comox Archives & Museum (Comox Archives)
n
Courtenay & District Museum (courtenaymuseum.ca)
n
Cumberland Museum (Cumberland Museum)
n-u
BC Archives: visual records - Comox (B.C. Government)
 
Created by Stew Savard January 2005. All rights to "look and feel" reserved.
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Readability levels l = easiest, n = at approximate grade level, u = advanced, uu = most difficult.