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Students analyze maps and pictures, complete worksheets, learn map terms, and more. In this maps lesson plan, students learn about the compass rose, map terms, and more.
Second graders write their answers to these short answer questions on landforms and topography. In this geography worksheet, 2nd graders answer questions about their country. Additionally, there is an activity to be used on a blank outline map, not included, students draw in landforms, include a compass rose, and a key/legend.
Second graders use symbols, a compass rose, legends, and more to identify items on maps. In this map skills lesson plan, 2nd graders draw their own map legend.
Second graders explore a map of Canada while developing graphic skills and recognizing pictorial symbols. In this social studies lesson, 2nd graders use a compass rose to locate specific locations on a map. Students also construct and read a variety of graphs, charts, diagrams, maps, and models to demonstrate knowledge about specific information.
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of Susan Jeffers’ Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, listed as a book to avoid by the Oyate website. The plan details how to direct readers’ attention to the messages sent by illustrations and how to check the facts of a story. As a contrast, class members are introduced to Joseph Bruchac’s Between Earth and Sky: Legends of Native American Sacred Places and create their own compass rose.
Map the classroom with your kids to help them understand how maps work and how to read them. The lesson starts off with a story about animals living and moving around the globe, and then kids create maps of their classroom to show how they come and go, just like the animals. They'll draw and label their maps then practice giving each other directions. Note: If your teaching Common Core be sure to double check the standards listed, the lesson may not meet them all, fully.
Students determine distance and direction on a nautical chart. In this nautical instructional activity, students identify obstacles and characteristics of common aid to navigation on a nautical chart.
Here is a well-designed, very thorough lesson plan on mapping for very young children. Within the six-page plan, you will find everything you need to implement the instructional activity. They will identify various landforms found in Colorado on a map, learn about the most common symbols found on maps, work with a partner to create their own map, and color in a worksheet which depicts the Colorado quarter.
Students create maps of their classroom including landmarks and cardinal directions. they examine a satellite photo of the school community and note the four directions on it by using compasses.
High schoolers discover what is needed to program an underwater robot to complete a course of action.  In this robot archaeologist lesson students design an archaeological strategy of an underwater vehicle. 
Young mathematicians investigate that things move in a directional path. They construct a paper airplane and measure an airplane's length of flight. Everyone constructs a map with a key showing their airplane's flight path
Thirds graders reinforce that a map is a drawing that shows what a place looks like from above. They use a map key and symbols to create a map of the school and its neighborhood.
Second graders solve a map mystery. In this technology lesson plan, 2nd graders develop an awareness of maps and the symbols associated with maps as they the "Neighborhood Map Machine."
Fourth graders are given a set of cards with sea animals and their diets. They form a food web by passing yarn to a predator or prey. They write a summary that explains the disappearance of the giant tortoises.
Fourth graders demonstrate map making skills by using the computer to create maps of the geographic features, regions, and economy for their state.
Second graders explore where they are located on the globe. In this maps and globes lesson, 2nd graders use a map to show where they live and  show the cardinal directions. Students identify characteristics of mountains, flat land, water, jobs, climates and attractions to an area they want to visit. Students write a paper using facts they discovered about that area.
Learn more about maps by examining Christopher Columbus's voyage to the New World. Kindergartners will learn about basic map skills and how to identify the compass rose, oceans, and land masses. They will also discover the purpose of explorations and the history of Columbus' time period. This is  from the Core Knowledge Sequence activities.
Here is another in the interesting series of lessons that use the special State Quarters as a learning tool. During this lesson plan, pupils learn about lighthouses, maps, the cardinal directions on a compass, and U.S. geography. There are many excellent worksheets embedded in the plan. A fine lesson plan!
Young scholars discover and practice the proper way to read a map and atlas. Using a map of Long Island on a paper grocery sack, they locate and label the water, beaches and lighthouses. They must also create a compass rose and place an X on the map where their house is located.
Students do various activities to explain where the United States' desert region lies in relationship to the state in which they live, become familiar with plants and animals in the Sonoran desert, and make a story map of Roadrunner terrain.

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