Map Treasure Hunt
Learners present their ability to use coordinates and cardinal directions in map work activities. They participate in a teacher led Treasure Hunt activity using these map skills while working in small groups.
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Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map
Second and third graders practice with basic map skills. They create their own map including a legend and a compass rose. This fabulous plan has many excellent websites linked which allow learners to explore maps of all kinds; including...
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
Using Multiple Intelligence Theory
Second graders are introduced to how to read a map. After identifying the symbols used, they practice determining how the directions relate to the directions in real life. They use a map to complete a treasure hunt to end the lesson plan.
2nd Social Studies & History
Tiles, Blocks, Sapphires & Gold: Designing a Treasure Map
Young cartographers in groups hide treasure at school and then create a map to find it using pattern blocks and tiles. They make paintings with clues to create a visual representation of the location of their treasure. Groups present...
K - 2nd Math
Finding Captain Hook's Treasure
Students are introduced to maps, how directions on a map correspond with 'real' life directions, and how symbols on a map represent real things. After reading "Peter Pan" students go on a treasure hunt using maps and a Compass Rose to...
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History