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Students practice their map-making skills. In this cartography instructional activity, 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 7 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 3 Views 24 Downloads
Map Changes over Time
Eighth graders examine how map making has changed over time. In 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
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 3 Downloads
Create a Theme Park
Students practice map making skills. In this creating a theme park lesson, students examine a variety of theme parks, including Disney World online. Students then create their own theme park map based on their original design.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
Polar Day: Living in the Canadian North
Students study the Canadian North. In this Canadian North lesson, students study the physical characteristics and the lifestyles of people in that region. Students complete map making and creative activities that help them learn about adaptation, environmental impacts, and lifestyles of the people living in the Canadian North.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Cartography - Mystic Isles
Students research islands on the Internet and create a map of their own made up island. In this island mapping instructional activity, 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
Map Making with Lewis and Clark
Students develop maps based on a virtual internet expedition of The Louisiana Purchase land area. They create the maps based on an actual outdoor expedition of their communities. Student create two maps, one based on the Louisiana Purchase and one based on their community.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
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
Fourth graders explore geography by participating in a map activity. In this historical research instructional activity, 4th graders identify the route John Smith took when he reached the United States and the regions which he inhabited. Students complete a Venn Diagram comparing Virginia in 1607 and Virginia in modern time.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 27 Downloads