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#### The Hatfield and McCoy Feud

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the Hatfield and McCoy feud. In this Hatfield and McCoy feud lesson, 4th graders examine factors that caused the feud. Students also locate on a map where the feud took place, make a timeline of the main events...
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#### You Are Here

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students map local places and learn to use scale and distance.Â  In this mapping instructional activity, students map their school and a favorite place.Â  Students recreate their maps showing distance and scale sizes. Students locate their...
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#### How Far Is It?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students use a map key to estimate the distance from Salt Lake City, Utah, to ten other cities. Then they use an online distance calculator to see how close their estimates come!
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#### Where in the World Is Mexico?

For Teachers K - 5th
Students practice map-reading skills as they locate Mexico and its cities on a world map. By creating a puzzle out of a map of Mexico, students engage in a meaningful hands-on activity to help them explore that country's geography.
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#### Length

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Without using a ruler, learners estimate the relative length of various lines in these three scenarios. The first two are set up as maps, with learners determining the shortest and longest distances from one position to another. The last...
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#### Probability and the U.S. Map

For Students 6th - 7th
Learners solve and complete 20 different problems that include using a U.S. map and data table. First, they calculate the probability that they will select a state that begins with each letter of the alphabet. Then, everyone completes...
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#### The African American Population in US History

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
How has the African American population changed over the years? Learners use charts, statistical data, and maps to see how populations in African American communities have changed since the 1860s. Activity modifications are included to...
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#### Timothy's Trip

For Students 4th - 5th
In this route worksheet, students draw the route Timothy took on his trip based on the information given. Students draw the route on graph paper where each point equals 4 miles.
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#### Basic Mapping Skills

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Establish and study the parts of a map with your class and, then they will work in small groups to create their own detailed map, including a legend. Â There are specific instructions to follow on what needs to be included.
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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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#### Traveling Community Journal Project

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create an online "community journal". For this communities lesson, students use a writing template to send e-mail to various people to learn more about their community. The journal is passed from person to person.
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#### Neighborhood Map

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners examine their immediate school neighborhood and create a map of the surrounding neighborhood. They take a walk around the school and take notes and sketch important features, draw a map, and construct a three-dimensional map of...
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#### Mystery Map

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students compare and contrast varying approaches to present information, as they create a workable study guide. They create a Mystery Map with hidden words, facts, or hints to find treasures. Afterward, they interact and discuss...
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#### Bird's-Eye Map

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars, accompanied by an adult, walk around the neighborhood observing details about streets and buildings. They observe and discuss the meaning of street signs to produce and label an accurate map of their home/school and the...
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#### Orienteering - Lesson 10 - Putting It All Together

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wrap up this unit by navigating through a prescribed course using a map and a compass. Put all the skills learned about reading a compass and using a map to navigate through an unknown course. Each learner should have a control card...
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#### Great Lakes Snow Analysis Collaborative Network

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers interpret data on snow cover and analyze trend patterns. In this snow lesson students compare data and locate their school's GPS coordinates.
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#### World War II New Guinea Campaign

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Although the big picture for this lesson on the New Guidea Campaign of WWII is taking a field trip to the Douglas MacArthur Memorial, you can easily use it as a guide to an independent or group research project as well. However, if you...
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#### Read a Fall Foliage Map

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students examine the purpose of a color key and use a color key to help them read a map.
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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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#### Orienteering - The Fundamentals

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students investigate the concept of a compass and it has been used in the past and in modern times. They practice using it in the wilderness in order to test its importance in various exploring activities. Each activity is accompanied by...
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#### Create a Math Road Trip

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create a Road Trip. They work in small groups. Students are given a road map for each group. They plan a road trip between two cities on opposite edges of the map, estimating a reasonable distance to travel each day. Students...
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#### Where Did Foods Originate? (Foods of the New World and Old World)

For Teachers K - 12th
What do papayas, peanuts, pineapples, and potatoes have in common? Why, they are foods explorers brought back to the Old World. Young researchers use the Internet to investigate how New World explorers helped change the Old World's diet....
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#### Mapping My Spot in History

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students create their own town's history. They place themselves on the map in a literal as well as figurative sense. Students produce portions of an updated version of an early twentieth century panoramic map. Students gather information...
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#### Say Hello! Around the World

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Hello! Bonjour! Paivaa! Ni hao! Teach learners of all ages how to say hello in several different languages. There are project ideas for younger learners and older learners. Kids love learning a different language, even if it's just this...