Maps and Globes Teacher Resources
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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 10 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 175 Views 127 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson plan, where learners 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 22 Views 138 Downloads
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 17 Views 72 Downloads
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 27 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Creating a Map to My House
Here is a simple assignment that will introduce your young geographers to location, one of the five themes of geography, through an activity in which they map the directions and lines of latitude/longitude of where they live.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 10 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 30 Views 40 Downloads
Understanding Ethnocentrism by Analyzing Map Projections
Students develop their geography skills as they analyze map projections. For 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 52 Views 104 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 instructional activity 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 92 Views 216 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Make a Balloon Globe
"We've got the whole world in our hands," is what your students will be singing after completing this fun geography activity. Using the included templates for the seven continents and a balloon, they create their very own globes.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 12 Views 8 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
Create a Map
Do your learners have a connection to their natural environment? Create neighborhood maps together with your little learners. The lesson starts as the class talks about where they live and what their homes look like. They review their addresses, look at local maps, discuss the nature of tribal communities, and then create maps of their school or neighborhood.
K - 2nd All 9 Views 10 Downloads
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 95 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Instruments From Around the World
How much does the environment affect how and what man creates? Children explore the effect of the environment on primitive man as they research raw materials from a specific location. They use their findings to write a short essay about man and the environment and then they make a replica of a tribal instrument from the past.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 17 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 28 Views 124 Downloads