Using a Distance Scale
For this distance scale worksheet, 6th graders read a short passage and study the map. Students respond to 6 short answer questions about various distances using the map and scale provided.
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Designing a Hiking Trail
Put your students' map skills to the test with this engaging cross-curricular project. Given the task of developing new hiking trails for their local community, young cartographers must map out beginner and intermediate paths that meet a...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Geography Toolkit
If you're preparing to teach geography to your young learners, you'll definitely want to keep this resource handy. The toolkit contains 165 pages of a wide range of handouts and informational text to support incorporate geographic...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring the Hudson in 1609
While this lesson plan focuses on a study of the Hudson River, it could be used as a template for a discussion of map skills, converting measurements, and plotting a route. The lesson plan includes vocabulary and other resources to make...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan: Using Maps and Scales to Get to the Basketball Hall of Fame
Students view a quicktime video of basketball players going from Atlanta to Springfield, Mass. For this scaling lesson, students use a map to calculate the distance of the trip and the length of travel time. Students apply ratio and...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History