|The World Map Project (Peace Corps)|
|Part I: How to make your world map|
copies of map section sheets,
extra paint for touch-ups and corrections
permanent black markers (or brushes and paint for really big jobs):
· wide-tipped for oceans,
equator, large countries
· medium tipped for medium-sized countries
· thin-tipped for small-sized countries
clear water-based finish (makes the painted surface smoother and easier to write on)
1. Prepare your map's surface for labeling, if desired. First brush or spray a thin coat of finish on your map. When you've completed your labeling, add a second coat of finish. First test a small area to make sure that the product is compatible with the marker you used.
2. Decide what you want to label. Some possibilities:
· countries and territories
· location of capitals
· bodies of water (oceans, seas, gulfs, bays, lakes)
· details on your emblems and on the compass
· names of mapmakers
· date of completion
3. Devise a work strategy:
· Who will do the
· What size(s) will the labels be?
· Where, exactly, will the labels go?
· Who will check the accuracy of the labeling (spelling, position)? How will it be done? How will errors be corrected?
4. Label: To minimize errors, labeler(s) may want to first write in pencil and then copy in ink.