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Fifth graders use maps of Florida. They locate places from a list on their map. Students use the places mentioned in the book, "To Walk the Sky Path," and locate them on the map. Students should have labeled a minimum of 10 places, and included a legend, a compass rose, and distance scale.
First graders solve a mystery by following map clues. In this map clues lesson plan, 1st graders follow a computer program called Neighborhood Map Machine. In this program, it gives students directional and spatial clues in order to solve the mystery. Students use their knowledge of maps to solve it.
The teacher displays a $20 bill, the students discuss ways to decide what to do with the money. As students brainstorm things to do with the money, the teacher writes them on the board, grouping them into similar categories: "buy goods," "buy services" and "save the money." They read the story "The Big Green Pocketbook." Students discuss whether workers and businesses provide a good or service to consumers.
Students read Nina Bonita by Ana Maria Machado. In this reading comprehension/ geography lesson, students recall various parts of the story and create a map of where the rabbit traveled throughout the story. They participate in group discussions about setting and observations of race intolerance, which is brought up in the story. This lesson includes ideas for extension activities.
Students practice locating points on a large wall grid and create and label a neighborhood map. In this geography lesson, students spell and discuss places as the teacher places them on the map. They discuss the concept of an alphanumeric grid for location purposes. Students locate places using the grid system and complete a related worksheet.
Eighth graders examine how to read and interpret maps using the scales, legends, and the compass rose. They locate landforms, and major waterways that were associated with the Oregon Trail and County. They investigate the concept of Manifest Destiny. Finally, they complete a homework assignment.
Third graders label a map of Australia. Using the internet, they research the history and maps of the continent and print a blank map. They review on how to use a compass rose and legend. In groups, they create a brochure to share with their classmates making others wanting to go visit the country.
Fourth graders investigate and identify the main geographic parts of Arizona. They analyze a map and discuss the state flower and bird, how to use a compass rose, and identify the main geographic parts on the Arizona map. Next, they write a story about traveling across Arizona.