Reading a Map

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Young geographers improve their map skills by practicing locating the cardinal directions on a map, identifying symbols on a map key, and describing where objects on the map are located relative to other locations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have youngsters explain to you how they figured out which portions of the map to color in green and blue
Classroom Considerations
  • Given that the worksheet only has seven questions, consider as an extension activity having learners add symbols to the map and write sentences identifying what they added using their new knowledge of directions
  • Simple handout that serves as a great tool for practice
  • Includes answer key
  • None
Common Core