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Mapping Our Homes
Second graders are each given several cutouts of a house with which they describe the location of their home. They share the information with the rest of the students so that all may get to know one another.
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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
The Ancient Civilization of Mali
Learners explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali lesson plan, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations,...
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History
Over the River and Through the Woods: Traveling By Memory; Mental Maps, Geography
Students are introduced to the concept of mental maps and their development. They transfer geographic images to a sketch map providing visual reinforcement and a means of discussion and assessment.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
United States Map- Intermediate Directions
Students identify the four intermediate directions. In this map skills lesson plan, students use post-it notes to label the four intermediate directions on a map. Students locate various states using intermediate directions.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History