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 6 Views 63 Downloads
Read a Map ... It's a Snap!
Students 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 24 Views 122 Downloads
United States Map
Students access prior knowledge and locate the North and South Poles on the map. In this mapping lesson plan, students understand the position of the United States relative to the poles. Students answer questions about the globe.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 25 Views 113 Downloads
World Map and Globe - Four Main Directions
Students study the four main directions on a map. In this map lesson, students locate the North and South pole, and learn the four cardinal directions. They use the compass rose on a map to help with the directions. (Map is not included with this lesson.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 7 Views 35 Downloads
Analyzing the Perspective of Maps
Sixth graders investigate and analyze the various versions of maps and compare them to world perspectives today and in the past. They compare/contrast two world map projections that present information in completely different formats. Graphic organizers are utilized within this lesson.
6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 7 Downloads
Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map!
Learners evaluate the different types of historical and geographical information that one can gather through close study of historical maps from the 16th through the 19th centuries. They create their own maps.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 148 Downloads
Way to Go! Create a Road Map Game
Students create a travel game of one of the United States. They research a state of their choice and create a travel game using a common road map. They interpret map symbols as they calculate map mileage for their games. They create playing cards to be used for their games.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 78 Downloads
Sixth graders explore map reading skills and create a map of their own. In this map skills lesson, student listen to the book The Scrambled States of America then discuss key map components. Students follow guidelines to creating a map then take a quiz on map parts.
6th Social Studies & History 57 Views 139 Downloads
Mapping the Shape of Everest
With Mount Everest as the motivator, your earth science class learns about topographic maps. Begin by showing a film clip from The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest, featuring fearsome virtual imagery of a path up world's tallest peak.
4th - 6th Science 9 Views 7 Downloads
Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson, 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 14 Views 132 Downloads
Introduction to the World Map
Students identify the differences between maps and globes. In this map skills lesson, 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 44 Views 161 Downloads
Students explore the concept of the geography of Florida. In this geography lesson, students outline the state of Florida and use maps to locate the bordering states, bodies of water, and cities. Students will then research the state using the Internet to complete their maps.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads
Map Reading: Where Am I?
Eighth graders identify specific places in the western U.S. using latitude and longitude. They research westward migration, explore maps on various websites, and compare/contrast longitude and latitude on the Eastern U.S. map.
8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 195 Downloads
Second graders demonstrate how to read a map key. For this map skills lesson, 2nd graders discuss different types of maps and visit the BrainPOP website to find out more about maps. Students practice finding locations on various maps by using the map key.
2nd Social Studies & History 23 Views 33 Downloads