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Students practice their map-making skills. In this cartography lesson plan, students collect community map data using GPS data recorders and image collectors. Students use the data collected and Hyper Studio to create and share their community maps.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
map making lesson plan
Second graders discuss map making and how to read maps. In this map lesson, 2nd graders listen to the story Me on the Map and discuss the importance of maps. They create their own map of an imaginary island complete with symbols and a map key.
2nd Social Studies & History 6 Views 26 Downloads
Learners use grid boxes as a measurement tool and discover how grids are used for mapmaking and scaling down an area. They begin by attempting to draw a model shape drawn by the teacher by using the gridding process. At the conclusion of the activity, learners consider how their process relates to that of map makers.
6th - 11th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
Map Changes over Time
Eighth graders examine how map making has changed over time. For this map skills lesson, students determine how technological advances have changed map making and provided more accurate maps. Students analyze several maps made in different historical time periods.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Using GPS units, small groups participate in a scavenger hunt to find an object that you have hidden. They use coordinates for stopping points along a pre-planned path to get to the final cache. This is a terrific activity to include in a geography, mapping, or technology lesson.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 37 Downloads
Students examine the craft of cartography and how the Lewis and Clark expedition created and used maps. They analyze maps, read a handout, create a map, participate in a mini expedition and map out a route based on travel directions, and complete a worksheet.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 49 Downloads
Cartography - Mystic Isles
Students research islands on the Internet and create a map of their own made up island. In this island mapping lesson, students research islands and their maps. Students then create their own island and map it. Students write in their journal and complete worksheets for the activity as well.
4th - 6th Math 3 Views 1 Download
Middle schoolers explore what "sense of place" means by thinking about their own place in the community in which they live. They draw a map of their town, and create a story that is a personal narrative of an experience they've had in the town.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The Case of the "Lost Gorge:
Students examine the case of a map making expedition. In groups, they read a case study on "The Lost Gorge" in the Finger Lakes region of New York state. They examine maps and determine where the error in the map-making occured to end the lesson.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
New Review Youth Emergency Preparedness
What is an emergency, why is preparing for one important, and how can your pupils help others prepare for an emergency? Answer these questions and more with a short unit. Learners will participate in a variety of collaborative, inquiry-based, and hands-on activities to learn about disaster preparedness.
6th - 8th Science 70 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Ocean Acidiﬁcation: Whats and Hows
Open this lesson plan by demonstrating the production of acidic carbon dioxide gas by activated yeast. Emerging ecologists then experiment with seashells to discover the effect of ocean acidification on shelled marine organisms. They measure changes in size and compare the relative strengths of shells after exposure to liquids of varying pH.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 10 Downloads
From a mind-mapping anticipation set to an interactive check for understanding activity, this resource is an excellent lesson on identifying major forms of government around the world and analyzing examples of real-world governments.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 156 Views 118 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Discover that maps show information about an area and that they have common features like scales and legends. View an aerial map of your school and find features on the map such as the playground, roads, and trees. Trace the outline of the aerial photos.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads