Maps and Globes
First graders complete a unit on map skills and the globe. They label maps, create a styrofoam ball globe, create a map of their community, sing a continent song, and complete a map and globe assessment worksheet.
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An Introduction to Maps
First graders are introduced to a variety of maps such as globes, street maps, atlases, and different types of floor plans. The focus of the lesson requires individuals to create their own plan of the classroom using the PowerPoint...
1st Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
As the Kids Come and Go: Mapping a Classroom
Map the classroom with your kids to help them understand how maps work and how to read them. The instructional activity starts off with a story about animals living and moving around the globe, and then kids create maps of their...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
Introduction to the World Map
Students identify the differences between maps and globes. In this map skills lesson, students are shown a globe and a map and recognize the differences. Students use post-it notes to locate several locations on the world map, such as...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Using Maps: Making a Map of a Room in you Home
First graders make and describe a map of a room in their house. In this map skills lesson plan, 1st graders use symbols to help make a map of room in their home. Students describe the map using directional and positional words.
1st Social Studies & History