In this map-making skills activity, students follow the instructions to make a map of their classroom using a map grid and then compare them with their classmates.
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Reading the World: Latitude and Longitude Lesson latitude and longitude, maps, coordinates on a map, prime meridian, reading maps, equator, globes
Find five activities all about longitude and latitude! Use oranges to show the equator and prime meridian, plot birthdays on a map using coordinates, and plan a dream vacation.
4 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Spark interest and enhance your pupils' map skills using Matteo Pericoli's book, See the City: the Journey of Manhattan Unfurled. Through Pericoli's illustrations and text, learners explore the East and West side of Manhattan. Then,...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Creating a Map to My House
Here is a simple assignment that will introduce your young geographers to location, one of the five themes of geography, through an activity in which they map the directions and lines of latitude/longitude of where they live.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Geography: Map Reading Basic Skills
Enhance scholars' map skills using this activity displaying the land of Kahitsa’an from the series, The Realm, by K.L. Glanville. The activity helps readers visualize the make believe-land, examine its attributes, and answer 10 short...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Fredericksburg
After the Battle of Fredericksburg, Major General Ambrose Burnside's heavy losses and strategic defeat seemed to spell the end for the Union. See how the battle unfolded with an animated map resource that demonstrates the way General...
17 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Chantilly
As the Union Army retreated from their defeat at Bull Run, the Confederate Army prepared to attack. A detailed animated map illustrated the troop movements and precision with which the generals from both ends of the battlefield executed...
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable