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
Using the Landscape Picture Map to Develop Social Studies Skills
Enhance your class' geography skills using this resource. Explore a variety of concepts including production and distribution, and people and the environment. Learners make predictions and identify locations on maps. This is a creative...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History
Over the River and Through the Woods: Traveling By Memory; Mental Maps, Geography
Young scholars 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 instructional activity, 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