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Finding Your Way Using Maps and Globes

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars identify the similarities and differences between different maps and globes. Individually, they create a map of their classroom along with a compass rose. They also practice reading maps as a class and finding specific...
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Comparing the Continents

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine a map and a globe to compare the physical features of the Earth's continents.
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Adventures With Maps And Globes

For Teachers 1st
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.
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Map Reading: Where Am I?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders find latitude and longitude on maps and globes, locating continents, countries, and states. In this lesson they use an online map of the early American West to reinforce the concepts of latitude and longitude as part of a...
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What in the World Does This Have to do with Maps and Globes?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the parts of a map and globe. In this map reading lesson plan, 3rd graders examine both flat maps and globes while learning the vocabulary associated with maps.
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Analyzing the Perspective of Maps

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate and analyze the various versions of maps and compare them to world perspectives today and in the past. They compare/contrast two world map projections that present information in completely different formats....
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Using Different Kinds of Maps

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the landforms and population diversity. They read maps and examine geographic terms. Students create their own map of the United States and answer questions about the location of people. After exploring the map, 3rd...
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Map Reading: Where Am I?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify specific places in the western U.S. using latitude and longitude. They research westward migration, explore maps on various websites, and compare/contrast longitude and latitude on the Eastern U.S. map.
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If You've Seen One Map, Have You Seen Them All?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover why there are many ways to show what Earth looks like on a map. They explain different views of the world and compare a polar map image with other views of the world.
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Transportation and Mapping

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students view murals that depict various modes of transportation. They discuss the importance of maps to navigation and create a map. They compare and contrast transportation of the past with modes of transportation used today.
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2nd Grade - Act. 21: Me On the Map

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read book, Me On the Map, and create map of their bedroom and of their house.
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Living Through a Drought: Weather, Geography, Afghanistan, Maps

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice map-reading skills. Using a drought map of Afghanistan from National Geographic's Afghanistan: Land in Crisis site, students study how to recognize drought, where drought can occur, and how drought affects the people...
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Introduction to World of Geography Test

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Assess your learners on the five themes of geography and the most important key terms and concepts from an introductory geography unit. Here you'll find an assessment with 15 fill-in-the-blank and 14 multiple-choice questions, sections...
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Introduction to the World Map

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students identify the differences between maps and globes. In this map skills instructional activity, students are shown a globe and a map and recognize the differences. Students use post-it notes to locate several locations on the world...
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Globe Skills Lesson 4 The Colonial Period

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice their map skills. In this Colonial geography lesson, students complete an activity that requires them to locate English colonial locations using latitude and longitude coordinates.
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Mapping Community Values

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students discuss the origin of various maps focusing on the values behind them. Students also explore how human needs and geography influence community settlement patterns. Students extend learning by creating and mapping their own ideal...
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Defining Regions of the United States: Geography, Social Studies, Stereotypes

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young scholars think about how the regions of the United States are defined and characterized. They map the regions from memory and compare maps to see that regions are human constructions that do not generally have clearly-defined...
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Map Projections and Careers in Geography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students visit the Globe Projector exhibit in Xpedition Hall and explore the different types of map projections. They consider different careers requiring geographic knowledge and decide what projection would serve them best for each.
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Map Skills

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research a database to find examples of map projections. They then create a Word document to describe, analyze and compare them.
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What We Can Learn From Maps

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create their own maps-first of their state and then of a part of the ocean-and compare the data they've mapped to explain some of the things the maps show.
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Alike and Different: The Middle East and the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare maps of the Middle East using National Geographic's Hot Spot: Iraq, and a map of their own region, looking for similar features. They fill in and label their own blank outline maps of the Middle East and the United States.
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MAP GRIDS, CLIMATES AND HEMISPHERES

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students compare/contrast the grid and latitude/longitude system used on a globe. They describe the areas which are considered to be a tropical, temperate, and polar, based on knowledge of climates.
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Examining the Accuracy, Purpose and Perspective of Early U.S. Maps

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the accuracy of historical maps. In this historical maps lesson, students access 4 maps from the Library of Congress and evaluate the accuracy and perspective of U.S. maps from the past.
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Edible Maps

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars create a map using the physical geography, such as, borders, cities, towns, mountains, lakes, rivers, and oceans and identify different parts of the map and its physical geography. They compare and identify others' cookie...

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