Maps give information by using symbols.  Symbols can be figures, shapes, lines, and colors that show where places and things are on a map.  A map's legend tells you what the symbols mean. 


        The map below tells the kind of vegetation that grows in different parts of China.

1.  What kind of vegetation grows in Chengdu?

2.  What other kinds of maps would use different legends?  (for example a map that shows time zones or precipitation)

3.  If you wanted to become a forest ranger in China, which part of China would you look for a job?  Why would you choose that area?