Students analyze and interpret at least one map. They answer a set of research questions and/or use teacher-developed research questions that can only be investigated via map analysis.
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DOGS' TAILS: An Introduction to Map Reading
Students name, locate, and use the essential parts of a map. They explain the correct way to analyze and interpret a new map. There are many worksheets imbedded in this plan which are age-appropriate for your grade level.
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Maps and the Pictures in Our Heads
Geographers of all ages examine different types of maps. They draw maps of their environment, utilizing both three-dimensional and picture maps. They interpret map information, noting how it can sometimes be misleading. Some good...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
Way to Go! Create a Road Map Game
Students create a travel game of one of the United States. They research a state of their choice and create a travel game using a common road map. They interpret map symbols as they calculate map mileage for their games. They create...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Geographic Regions and Backyard Geology with the USGS Tapestry Map
A beautiful tapestry map of North America is examined by geology masters. The map incorporates the topography and geology of different regions. You can purchase printed copies or a large poster of the map, or if you have a computer lab...
6th - 12th Science