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258 resources with the keyterm map skills

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Chalkboard Challenge: Social Studies Online

For Teachers 5th
If used as an independent review, this presentation could be a quick way for students to study U.S. History facts. Since it only presents a few simple facts, it would not be adequate for a comprehensive review, but a teacher could...
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Baseball Challenge: Social Studies TCAP

For Teachers 6th
Using a baseball theme, this presentation provides a review of social studies topics covered in sixth grade. Students play a game in which they score based on the answers to various questions involving Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, map...
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Create a Map

For Teachers K - 2nd
Do your students 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...
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Tell Me Why - Geography

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learn about grids, latitude, longitude, titles, keys, scale, direction finder, and colors found on maps. This basic introduction to maps provides clear and simple definitions and examples that show the various parts of a map. While this...
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How to Navigate in the Wilderness

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
While many of our learners aren't going to be out in the wilderness on their own, it is important for them to understand why we stress the importance of maps, compasses, and thinking skills. This short clip describes what is needed to...
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Geography Tutor - Map Skills

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Why are maps different colors? What do the colors mean? Well, that depends on the type of map you're looking at. Use this clip to show learners how colors are used on political, relief, regional, and population density maps. Multiple...
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Map: Bahai'ism

For Students 10th - 12th
How much do you learners know about the Bahai religion? If this is a topic of study in your class, they'll be able to use the provided map to show the diffusion, location, origin, and distribution of this not-so-well-known sect that...
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War of 1812: Map and Label

For Students 7th - 8th
Map test! Hand out this map of the East Coast of the United States and let learners mark each of the nine sites listed. They'll be making a map that shows the battle sites and areas involved in the War of 1812. Great as a test or as a...
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Geo-Journaling with CNN

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students organize daily news with this journaling activity.
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Geomnemonics: Facilitating the Teaching of Social Studies Content with Geography Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore how to draw a world map by hand and how to locate countries.
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State Map of Utah

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this social studies worksheet, students examine a state map of Utah and answer 7 questions, using the map as a reference. The map includes freeways and bodies of water. There is no compass rose.
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Go West With Columbus

For Teachers K - 5th
Students play a board game where their tokens must move Columbus west. They choose cards which give commands to move in a coordinate direction. They practice moving west, north, east, south by playing the game.
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United States Map- Intermediate Directions

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners identify the four intermediate directions. For this map skills lesson, students use post-it notes to label the four intermediate directions on a map. Learners locate various states using intermediate directions.
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Hawaii: A Stolen Star

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore the islands of Hawaii. Investigate Hawaiian culture and compare their personal traditions to Hawaiian traditions. They locate Hawaii on a map and research the history of Hawaii.
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Orienteering: Map Skills

For Teachers K - 4th
Students use a map to locate six specific landmarks on a course using a map. They identify how maps can help us and write a paragraph describing how to get from one landmark to another on the map.
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Exploring the Hudson in 1609

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
While this lesson focuses on a study of the Hudson River, it could be used as a template for a discussion of map skills, converting measurements, and plotting a route. The lesson includes vocabulary and other resources to make it a...
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Geography of South America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Student's identify geographic features of a South American map. They use the scale of the map to calculate distances between points. They identify examples of the five geographic themes on the map of South America.
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Compass Rose

For Students 3rd - 5th
Keep it simple and visual when practicing directions using this compass rose labeling worksheet. Learners fill in the compass themselves, using cardinal and intermediate direction abbreviations. Consider using their compass on a map to...
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Size It Up: Map Skills

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Compare information from a US population cartogram and a standard US map. Learners draw conclusions about population density by analyzing census data a population distribution. They discover that census data is used to apportion seats in...
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Sir Francis Drake

For Students 5th - 6th
Help your learners prep for an exam testing content knowledge related to Florida's State History. Your class can use this printable page to review vocabulary, identify locations on a map, and research both knights and the Sir Francis...
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Geography: Puerto Rico

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Take a trip to Puerto Rico! Learners engage in a web quest, identify Puerto Rico on the map, and gather information related to physical features and cultural factors. Their efforts culminate when they design a brochure comparing the...
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Geography - Developing Map and Study Skills

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students analyze maps and pictures, complete worksheets, learn map terms, and more. In this maps lesson plan, students learn about the compass rose, map terms, and more.
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This is My Neighborhood

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students predict the things that they may see, smell, or hear in their neighborhood. They take part in a neighborhood walk, creating a rough map of their neighborhood as they go. Upon return to the classroom, students create a final map...
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Using the Landscape Picture Map to Develop Social Studies Skills

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Enhance your class' geography skills using this resource. Explore a variety of concepts including production and distribution, and people and the environment. Learners make predictions and identify locations on maps. This is a creative...