Orienteering: Map Skills
Students practice orienteering, a popular sport in Australia and Sweden. They practice reading and using a map to locate six specific landmarks in a given area.
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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
Knowing the Essential Elements of a Habitat
To gain insight into the many different types of habitats, individuals must first get to know their own. Here, scholars explore their school environment, draw a map, compare and contrast their surroundings to larger ones. They then write...
1st Science CCSS: Adaptable
Getting to Know Your City: An Introduction to Map Skills
Fourth graders become familiar with and able to read city and state maps, plot a route on a state map, and use scale to determine locations one-half and one mile away from the school. They construct a map of their own.
4th Social Studies & History