In this Illinois learning exercise, learners fill in a map of Illinois with its cities and attractions. Students fill in the map with as many major cities and attractions as they can find.
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Introduction to Pre-Columbian Lessons
Native peoples established civilizations all over Central and North America. Introduce native civilizations with a unit that promotes discussion, reinforces map skills, enhances reading comprehension, and exposes young historians to the...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Where in the Latitude Are You? A Longitude Here.
Students distinguish between latitude and longitude on the map. In this mapping lesson, students participate in mapping skills to recognize spatial relationships, and where to find natural resources on the map. Students create their own...
Using Old Maps as Tools to Explore Our World
Young scholars explore historical maps. In this primary source analysis activity, students uncover the meanings in selected historical maps as they use them to enhance lessons on historical events. Samples for classroom use are provided...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
The African American Population in US History
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...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History