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Introduction to the World Map
Students identify the differences between maps and globes. In this map skills lesson plan, students are shown a globe and a map and recognize the differences. Students use post-it notes to locate several locations on the world map, such as the Equator and the continents.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 46 Views 163 Downloads
Put Your Face on the Map
Learners investigate topography and contour lines by examining a human face. In this mapping lesson, students create a plaster cast of a face and create a map of the contours of the face one centimeter at a time. Learners examine the steepest and flattest parts of the map as though it were a topographical map of a mountain.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads
Why All Maps Lie
Eighth graders discover the fundamental advantages/disadvantages of both maps and globes. They see that maps may distort size, shape, distance and direction. They discuss the advantages and applications of 5 types of map projections and the 3 types of maps.
8th Social Studies & History 20 Views 43 Downloads
In this topographic map worksheet, young scholars learn how to read a topographic map and create a topographic map of their own using clay or Play-Doh. Students include contour lines by layering the clay. Young scholars answer 6 questions about topographic maps given diagrams to find specific locations.
7th - 10th Science 79 Views 275 Downloads
Map Scale and Ratios
Introduce you map scale and ratios lesson with this informative video. A student demonstrates how to properly use a scale on a map, as well as read a topographic map. This is a fantastic video to show during your map unit!
2 mins 3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 18 Views 10 Downloads
Reading Population Maps
The students in this video discuss population around the world. They explain how to properly read a population map. Tip: Creating a video like this is a great way to for your students to show what they have learned!
2 mins 3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads