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Massive Migrations

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here is an exciting exploration of a fascinating topic for your emerging ecologists: bird migration! They begin by visiting the US Fish & Wildlife Service website to discover which Arctic birds come to their areas. They are assigned...
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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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World Governments and Mapping Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here you will find maps, great informational text, and vital information on political systems and government. The slide show provides material on democratic and nondemocratic systems of government as well as a map activity intended to...
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Mapping a Garden

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study the components of a map, particularly the legend, the key, the symbols and the area. They develop their own map of a garden that they can plant in a future science lesson.
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Map Coordinates: Monkey Map

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here's an engaging, meaningful, and clever lesson on map skills for elementary schoolers. Pupils combine story writing with mapping skills to create an original piece of work. They utilize a worksheet embedded in the plan to guide them...
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Geo-Class Mapping My Neighborhood

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students create a map of the school and surrounding neighborhood.  In this mapping lesson, students discover their school's location and learn about its past.  Students use math skills and the steps in the design process to complete the...
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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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Exploring Biomes Lesson 4: Mapping Arizona

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Once junior ecologists are familiar with Earth's major biomes, they hone in on Arizona's biomes. Using a website about Arizona's natural resources, learners will identify biotic communities. Beautiful maps and worksheets are provided for...
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Tortoise and Hare Races

For Teachers K
Practice basic map skills with the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. After listening to the story, class members create a map that indicates the starting line, the path the animals took, where they stopped to rest, and the finish line....
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Draw an Inch, Walk a Mile

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students work in small groups to solve the problems presented. The main project, mapping the classroom, use these discussions to collaborate in creating a tangible demonstration of their understanding.
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Tiles, Blocks, Sapphires & Gold: Designing a Treasure Map

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young cartographers in groups hide treasure at school and then create a map to find it using pattern blocks and tiles. They make paintings with clues to create a visual representation of the location of their treasure. Groups present...
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Growth of Florida's Railroads

For Students 5th - 7th
Based on an examination of Florida's railroad system, this multi-step lesson addresses FCAT requirements specific to Florida. After reading a passage, scholars use a map of the state to label railroad systems. They describe the goods...
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America: The Land We Live In: Landmarks

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars explore the concept of landmarks.  In this landmark lesson, students brainstorm different landmarks around their community and nationally.  Young scholars then identify the patterns in Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings or...
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Grid Frame Mapping

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students map and describe small area of the schoolyard and discuss habitats.
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Identifying, Mapping, and Personifying Countries Involved in WWII

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Get artsy with this WWII group activity, starting with a whole-class assignment. Create a map of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Pacific using geometric shapes cut from construction paper and placed on the floor. Consider splitting the...
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Map Skills

For Teachers 3rd
Thirds graders reinforce that a map is a drawing that shows what a place looks like from above. They use a map key and symbols to create a map of the school and its neighborhood.
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Why Map a Map?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
After brainstorming reasons why Native Americans mapped their lands, your young critical thinkers will work together to review their ideas and determine the definition of a map. With today's extensive use of mapping technology and GPS...
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Whale Migration - The Long Journey

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Marine biology learners examine right whale sighting data from the WhaleNet website. They plot the data on a map and write down the number of adults and calves spotted. Questions accompany the data analysis activity, making this a...
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Treasure Hunters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students design an on campus treasure hunt to find various architectural vocabulary words which they then create definitions for on the blog page on the Environmental Design website.
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My World

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students study maps. In this social studies lesson, students draw a map of either their room at home or the route they take to school. Students label items on their maps.
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The Big Circle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore geography by participating in a mapping activity. In this concentric ring lesson, students utilize a poster board, string and markers to identify their current location within the entire world. Students write about their...
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Los Estados de Mexico

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the country of Mexico and its geographical regions. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create the context for creating a clay model labeled with the geographical...
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Where Am I, and How Do I Get Where I am Going?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students describe geographical places through art, music, writing, and math. They compile information in booklets which may be published.
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A Different Point of View

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders imagine what North Carolina looks like from the air. Looking at a map, they list the different kinds of views we might find, (i.e., beach, mountains, cities, farms, etc.) then attempt to draw their own version of a map.