A Hands-On Approach to Understanding Topographic Maps and Their Construction
Henry Anthony Bart September 1991 Journal of Geological Education v39 n4 p303-305
This article in the Journal of Geological Education describes a topographic map exercise designed for a lab session in an introductory geology course. Students are taught the basic principles of topographic map construction and are then required to make a map of a section of campus. The author claims that this approach has improved student test performance and resulted in a better understanding of topographic maps.