Equator, North Pole, and South Pole
Students identify the Equator, North Pole, and South Pole on the globe. In this map skills instructional activity, students use a globe marker to locate specific locations on the globe. Students find where they live in relation to the Equator.
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Mapping the Americas
Celebrate the geography of the Americas and develop map skills through a series of activities focused on the Western Hemisphere. Learners study everything from earthquakes and volcanoes of the Americas and the relationship between...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
World Map and Globe-Equator, North Pole, and South Pole
Students identify the Equator, North Pole, and South Pole on a map. In this geography lesson, students use a world map and circle the North and South Pole. Students locate the Equator on a globe and use a map marker to highlight it.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
The Seven Continents Scavenger Hunt
Who doesn't enjoy an engaging scavenger hunt? Here, scholars listen to, and discuss, the informative text, Where is my Continent? by Robin Nelson. They then explore the seven continents and four major oceans using Google Earth.
1st - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"Yarning" About Latitude and Longitude
Students identify various locations using latitude and longitude. In this map skills lesson, students use yarn and labels to create a "human globe." Students identify the Prime Meridian, the Equator, and Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History