Understanding Maps of Earth

This Understanding Maps of Earth lesson plan also includes:

Here is your go-to student resource on primary geography concepts, including facts about the surface of the earth and its hemispheres, latitude and longitude, globes, types of maps, and identifying continents and oceans.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members print out student reading handouts and place in binder for continuous reference throughout the school year
  • As an extension activity, have learners research the distance between major locations (i.e. between Australia and the Indian Ocean) and label their maps with an appropriate key or legend
Pros
  • Includes all handouts for student activities
  • Excellent tool for building foundational geography knowledge
Cons
  • None