Maps and Globes Teacher Resources
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Primary Technology Maps
Use map skills to identify map elements, cardinal directions and identifying locations. Your class can locate the seven continents and seven oceans on maps and globes. They research a continent and design a slide for a presentation using the information.
2nd Social Studies & History 16 Views 71 Downloads
Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson plan, where students crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions. Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and practice math skills needed to create a related map scale.
3rd - 5th Math 21 Views 137 Downloads
As the Kids Come and Go: Mapping a Classroom
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.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 89 Views 215 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Where in the world is the equator? Explore a world map with your class, coloring in oceans, continents, and rainforests while locating the three major lines of latitude: the equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn. Discuss how the tropical belt is where the sun's energy is focused, allowing for the growth of rainforests.
K - 4th Science 26 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mapping World Heritage
World heritage sites can be found around the globe. Many of these sites are noted for their importance in representing culture and location. Each activity included in this resource focuses on latitude/longitude, map skills, finding locations with coordinates, and discussing the importance of historic site preservation.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 91 Views 106 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Introduction to World of Geography Test
Assess your learners on the five themes of geography and the most important key terms and concepts from an introductory geography unit. Here you'll find an assessment with 15 fill-in-the-blank and 14 multiple-choice questions, sections for labeling a globe and map projects, and two final essay questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 160 Views 118 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mapping World Explorers
Students research early explorers from selected nations, routes, or time periods. After finding maps of exploration routes over water and land, they create a time line. Presentations are created in the form of three-dimensional models detailing the explorers travel routes.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 28 Views 38 Downloads
Understanding Ethnocentrism by Analyzing Map Projections
High schoolers develop their geography skills as they analyze map projections. In this ethnocentrism lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to draw maps and then analyze the projections they created for distortion and bias.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 51 Views 104 Downloads
Solving the Puzzle
Learners create a map showing the United States borders at a specific period in history and produce three questions to be answered by examining the map. They also write a productive paragraph explaining who, what, when, where, how/why a particular piece of land was acquired by the United States.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 10 Downloads
Second graders discuss the importance of using maps and how they are used. After they listen to a folktale, they develop their own story line maps and write their own folktale to accompany a map. They also identify and locate the seven continents on a world map.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
New Review How Do Maps Help Us Understand the World We Live In?
How many different ways can the earth be displayed? Learners view a physical and political map of the Eastern Hemisphere, and discuss how maps help us understand the world we live in.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
A balloon model of the globe will allow students to draw all the continents, cut them out, and then place their continents on the globe. Students use string to find the center of the Earth vertically and horizontally, which will represent the Prime Meridan and the Equator.
3rd Social Studies & History 4 Views 29 Downloads
The Mekong River
Junior geographers explore the region through which the Mekong flows, its pathway, the landscape, how people depend on the Mekong, and future uncertainties. They apply the five themes of geography to examine the region. They create a detailed map, globe, or model of the area and explain why people have settled where they did.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 21 Downloads
Introduction to Maps
Learn to identify the basic features of maps. By viewing the United States map and identifying various details, such as rivers and cities you class will be able to recognize and discuss the features of the map. A map made by George Washington is included
Pre-K Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
Read a Map ... It's a Snap!
Learners are introduced to map and globe skills. They use grids and are able to construct their own simple maps of familiar places. Students are able to define a map, globe, and symbol and use the direction words north, south, east, and west to describe movements.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 28 Views 124 Downloads