Let's Map the Earth

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Before maps went mobile, people actually had to learn how to read maps. Pupils look at map elements in order to understand how to read them and locate specific locations. Finally, young cartographers discover how to make aerial maps.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Tailor the lesson to meet the needs of your country's location
  • Begin by reviewing or teaching about maps and how people can use maps to get to certain places
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects that learners can navigate Google Earth or Google Maps
  • Be sure to have examples of the types of maps listed in the lesson
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Comes with colorful maps
  • Enhances basic map skills with a focus on longitude and latitude
  • Creates a connection between paper maps and GPS locators we use today
Cons

  • None