Can you read a map? Scholars use an interactive technology tool to analyze maps of various kinds to gather evidence and data to better understand their meanings and usefulness. Using newly obtained knowledge, they form an interpretation...
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Aside from the amazing animals in Gorongosa National Park, what else is there to discover? The sixth installment in an eight-part themed series contains an interactive map where scholars can learn more about the geographic features of...
Learn about the California Gold Rush from an institution that has been in place since the early days of the American West: Wells Fargo History Museum. From domain-specific vocabulary review to group research projects, an expansive packet...
Compton Unified School District
How can we locate places? Maps, of course! Expose second graders to the tools available in maps and discuss how these tools can help people find locations. Students also look at communities, including what makes a community and the...
Class members are transformed into explorers as they work in groups to locate hidden items and map their journey along the way. They then leave clues for other groups of students to follow, and ultimately discover how past explorations...
Richmond Community Schools
Young geographers will need to use a variety of map skills to complete the tasks required on this learning exercise. Examples of activities include using references to label a map of Mexico, identify Canadian territories and European...
Parkwood Hill Intermediate
Young pupils develop their mapping skills and knowledge by designing their own islands, using geographic terms and physical features they have learned as features of their work.
T. Smith Publishing
Help younger learners develop their map skills with this simple activity, which includes 12 questions utilizing a map legend that involves highway markers, population indicators, and other landmark signs.
Super Teacher Worksheets
Young geographers improve their map skills by practicing locating the cardinal directions on a map, identifying symbols on a map key, and describing where objects on the map are located relative to other locations.
Young scholars examine and compare different types of maps. In this map skill lesson, students look at neighborhood and national maps on the overhead projector while making comparisons of the symbols and locations. They use a T-chart to...
In this weather learning exercise learners use a weather map to answer given questions. Students answer questions using map symbols and make predictions based on map. Learners create additional questions with answers using the same map.
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...
Students study the concept of picture symbols as a way to express ideas without using words. In this picture symbol lesson, students place symbols on a U.S. map according to meaning. Students then review various symbols representing...
Students explore basic map skills. In this United States geography lesson, students define "country" and "state," locate their state on a United States map, and identify and trace state boundaries defining their state and surrounding...
Students describe cities they are familiar with. In this United States Map lesson, students understand how cities are listed on a map. Students become aware of a map legend and the information in it.
Students explore the symbols found in a map legend. In this map skills lesson, students locate the legend on a political map and explain what each of the symbols mean. Students locate and identify several symbols on the map.
Students use a United States Map to locate their state and use map symbols to determine the boundaries of a state. In this states lesson plan, students learn the definition of a state and identify their own on a map.
Students investigate picture symbols. In this symbols lesson, students define symbols and discuss symbols that they see in everyday life. Students identify symbols on maps by using post-it notes.
Middle schoolers identify and analyze map symbols and map grids by completing various worksheets and creating their own map using these skills. Students identify and analyze what latitude and longitude are on a map to play a game of...
Learners explore symbols. In this beginning map lesson, students identify common picture symbols. Learners place post-it notes with symbols drawn on them in the appropriate place on a map.
First graders examine the differences between a map and a globe. They discuss and identify the symbols on maps and globes, then in small groups complete a worksheet. Students then complete a Venn Diagram comparing maps and globes.