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Mapping My World

For Teachers 1st
First graders make two maps. In this developing and reading maps instructional activity, 1st graders read Mapping Penny's World, discuss the parts of a map, create a map of their classroom, and create a list of directions of how to get...
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Maps and Legends by Micheal Chabon

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students read an essay to improve language skills and understanding of American culture for ESL teachers. In this American culture instructional activity, students read the essay 'Maps and Legends' by Michael Chabon and complete various...
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Where We Live

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students forecast future population growth of the U.S. Virgin Islands. In this U.S. Census lesson plan, students explain the factors that influence population density on the U.S. Virgin Islands, including geography and economic activity.
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Mapping the Census

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students learn why the census makes a difference. In this U.S. Census lesson plan, students learn the key elements of cartography, examine the difference between data and their representation, and create a map using census data.
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Reshaping the Nation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students learn why the census makes a difference. In this U.S. Census lesson plan, students learn how to read and use a cartogram while they explore new ways to represent data.
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A Map Mystery

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders solve a map mystery. In this technology lesson plan, 2nd graders develop an awareness of maps and the symbols associated with maps as they the "Neighborhood Map Machine."
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Choose a Path

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this addition worksheet, students utilize data from a map to answer 6 fill in the blank questions where they provide the missing addends to addition problems.
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Topo Map Mania!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read and use topographical maps. They also use a compass to find bearing to an object on a map and in the classroom. Ask your students how they might travel to somewhere they have never been to befo
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Put Me in My Place: Using Alphanumeric Grids to Locate Places

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students practice locating points on a large wall grid and create and label a neighborhood map. In this geography lesson, students spell and discuss places as the teacher places them on the map. They discuss the concept of an...
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Geography of Africa

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine the geography of Africa and understand its diverse ethnicity. In this African geography lesson, students create a mental map of Africa. Students label the maps and list the languages of Africa. Students compare the...
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United States Map - Lesson 11

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore lakes of the United States. In this geography lesson, students identify noteworthy lakes on a map of the United States.
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Globe Lesson 6 - Longitude - Grade 6+

For Students 6th - 8th
In this longitude worksheet, students read a 3-paragraph review of longitude and respond to 13 short answer questions.
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North, South, East. or West?

For Students 4th - 8th
In this cardinal directions practice worksheet, students find the places mentioned in 10 statements on a map of the United Kingdom. Students apply their map reading skills to identify each statement as true or false.
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For Students 3rd - 5th
In this reading maps practice worksheet, students respond to 16 questions that require them to determine the directions north,, south, east, and, west.
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A School Map

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this school map learning exercise, students practice their map reading skills as they use the word box and the compass rose the help them answer 6 fill in the blank questions.
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Mapping Counties

For Teachers K - 4th
Students practice reading a map. For this mapping lesson, students illustrate a map and compare and contrast the counties based on their population. Students also explore what a census is and read census data on a map. A student...
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For Students 5th - 6th
For this quadrilateral worksheet, students use the street map of quadrilaterals to answer the six different questions. Students locate various parts of the street map as quadrilaterals.
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For Students 4th - 5th
In this atlas and parent communication form worksheet, students use an atlas to find several things: the capitol city of Japan, the number of countries in Africa, where to buy a newspaper, the names of Presidents of the United States,...
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CHARTING THE COURSE

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students uses atlases, maps, and Web resources to determine the distance, driving time, and amount of money they need to make the trip (estimates should include hotel/motel stays, meals, and souvenirs).
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Precipitation Map

For Students 4th - 5th
In this precipitation map activity, students study the key and the map for the various precipitations that occur across the United States. Students then answer questions about the precipitation.
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