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Fourth graders draw a map including elements such as title, compass rose, legend, and scale. They describe how physical and human characteristics have changed since colonial times and develop a timeline based on information given in the passage.
Fourth graders explore geography of four distinct regions of California: mountains, coast, central valley, and desert. They locate California on map, identify state's boundaries and borders, and explore agriculture, a major economic feature of California.
In this map worksheet, students color and trace eleven listed features on a map of the United States. Students answer six additional questions about the map. A United States map is not provided. However, websites are provided to find a physical map for this activity.
In this map making worksheet, students learn about the science of making maps, which is cartography. They then answer the 11 questions on the worksheet. The answers are on the last page.
Fifth graders investigate the routes taken by the early explorers. In this explorers lesson, 5th graders use interactive notebooks, discussion and maps to discover the routes taken. Students get into pairs and label maps, and create questions about the hemisphere.
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.
High schoolers estimate geographic position based on speed and air travel.  In GPS lesson students use GPS to estimate the set and drift of currents. 
Students study about an autonomous underwater vehicle and explain the strategies that it uses to locate and map hydrothermal vents. For this marine navigation lesson students design a program for an AUV survey.
In this measurement activity, student measure the distances between Arizona cities by using a the scale on an Arizona Cities map. Students complete 15 problems.
First graders locate countries on maps and globes and learn about the hemispheres and the cardinal directions. They listen to books read out loud and dicuss geography.
Second graders are introduced to how to read a map. After identifying the symbols used, they practice determining how the directions relate to the directions in real life. They use a map to complete a treasure hunt to end the instructional activity.
Gain knowledge of directions and degrees while learning how to read a compass. NEWS - north, east, west, south, and everything in between. It's crucial to be accurate in reading a compass and understanding degrees and direction when learning the art of orienteering. This unit has nine lessons and links to the other resources contained.
First graders name the vocabulary words in Navajo, Ute and Spanish for the cardinal directions.
Third graders follow cardinal directions to locate items in the classroom. They play a game of tag based on identifying objects following the directions based on the compass rose.
Children play game using cardinal directions to locate different objects around the classroom.
While learning about the Louisiana Purchase, pupils practice map skills. This motivating lesson has them answer questions about the Louisiana Territory and the United States. It provides a quick and easy way review of skills and the American History.
Students explore the concept of intermediate directions. In this geography skills activity, students use map skills in order to identify intermediate directions as they complete a map activity.
Using a relief map of New York State, learners answer questions about the distance between different cities, identify bodies of water, and more. First, they discuss vocabulary related to the Hudson River area. Then, they complete a worksheet.
Students use their map-reading skills to find Captain Hook's treasure. They see how the directions on a map correspond with "real-life" directions, and that symbols on a map represent real things.
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.

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