Walking on Maps
Students are introduced to the various types of maps and their functions. As a class, they play a game similar to twister to review map concepts. They answer questions about the map and use the internet to view larger maps of the world.
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Investigating the Building Blocks of Our Community’s Past, Present, and Future
As Ken Jennings said, "There's just something hypnotic about maps." Certainly, the longer you look at them the more you can learn. In this project-based learning instructional activity, individuals study both historic and present-day...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Walk Around the School: Mapping Places Near and Far
After reading Pat Hutchins’ Rosie’s Walk, have your young cartographers create a map of Rosie’s walk. Then lead them on a walk around the school. When you return class members sequence the walk by making a list of how the class got from...
K - 1st English Language Arts
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Over the River and Through the Woods: Traveling By Memory; Mental Maps, Geography
Learners are introduced to the concept of mental maps and their development. They transfer geographic images to a sketch map providing visual reinforcement and a means of discussion and assessment.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
A Walk of Betrayal: The Trail of Tears
Young scholars investigate the history of the Cherokee Indians by viewing videos. In this Native American history lesson plan, students view several video documentaries about the Cherokee Indians and the atrocities committed against...
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts