Maps and Globes Teacher Resources

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Flat Maps and Globes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Flat maps and globes are described in this short video. Students share the differences between the two using helpful props and demonstrations.
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Charting Neptune's Realm:

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore how to construct and interpret maps and globes and find information about people, places, regions, and environments.
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Make a Balloon Globe

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
"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.
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Creating a Map to My House

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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. 
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Understanding Ethnocentrism by Analyzing Map Projections

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Read a Map ... It's a Snap!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
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,...
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Reading the World: Latitude and Longitude Lesson latitude and longitude, maps, coordinates on a map, prime meridian, reading maps, equator, globes

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Find five activities all about longitude and latitude! Use oranges to show the equator and prime meridian, plot birthdays on a map using coordinates, and plan a dream vacation. 
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Where Am I? Navigating Around the Globe

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review spatial sense learned in grades one and two. They measure distances using map scales. They use atlases, and on-line sources to find geographical information.
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Introducing Maps Through Dance

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars are introduced to the key concepts of maps; direction, pathway/line, shape and symbol. They create the pathways and shapes they have "mapped" out on paper on the floor. They dance along the paths.
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Mapping Worksheet #1

For Students 6th - 8th
Get out the compass and a pencil its time to use a coordinate grid to practice mapping skills. Young cartographers use the prompts and provided grid to plot locations, draw parallel lines, and determine distances between points. 
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Why All Maps Lie

For Teachers 8th
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...
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Let's Make a Globe

For Teachers 3rd
Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express introduces a one-day plan that has third graders locating the North and South poles and the equator on a globe.
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Mapping Skills

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Spark interest and enhance your pupils' map skills using Matteo Pericoli's book, See the City: the Journey of Manhattan Unfurled. Through Pericoli's illustrations and text, learners explore the East and West side of Manhattan. Then,...
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Maps

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Maps, globes, and computer software aid young explorers as they locate state capitols, major cities, geographic features, and attractions for states they are researching. They then use desktop publishing software to create a map to share...
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Where in the World is Hawaii?

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Learners compare a globe and a two-dimensional world map and explore how they both represent the planet Earth. They locate the Hawaiian Islands on the globe or the world map and describe how the geographical position is unique.
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How Do Maps Help Us Understand the World We Live In?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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.
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Plotting a Hurricane Using Latitude and Longitude

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners define and use "absolute location," latitude, and longitude. They locate on a map or globe the Earth's poles, circles, tropics, and beginning points of measurements for latitude and longitude.
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Magical Maps

For Teachers 2nd
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...
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What do Maps Show: How to Read a Topographic Map

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the characteristics of topographical maps. Using examples, they practice reading them and describing the information they gather from them. They also discover how to use the website from the U.S. Geological Survey.
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What in the World Does This Have to do with Maps and Globes?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the parts of a map and globe. In this map reading lesson plan, 3rd graders examine both flat maps and globes while learning the vocabulary associated with maps.
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Using Maps, Globes and Atlases

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students use various maps and atlases to plan a 5 day trip in their state. In this geography skills lesson plan, students compare and contrast the uses of various maps to determine which are best for particular applications.
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Maps and the Pictures in Our Heads

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Geographers of all ages examine different types of maps. They draw maps of their environment, utilizing both three-dimensional and picture maps. They interpret map information, noting how it can sometimes be misleading. Some good...
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Using Different Kinds of Maps

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the landforms and population diversity. They read maps and examine geographic terms. Students create their own map of the United States and answer questions about the location of people. After exploring the map, 3rd...
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Map Skills

For Teachers 3rd
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...