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553 resources with the keyterm Maps

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For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students determine how to read and record weather data. They use maps, legends, graphs, charts and lists. They read a Washington Post article entitled, "Hi, Sky: How Weather Works."
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Transversals and Angles - Problem Solving 14.3

For Students 4th - 8th
Upper-elementary and secondary learners use maps to solve word problems showing measurements of angles. They write an expression describing a relationship and identify and label pairs of alternate exterior angles. Pupils solve four...
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Exploring Biomes Lesson 1: Mapping Biomes

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Environmental science learners examine satellite imagery of temperature, vegetation, precipitation, and productivity. They use these maps to understand how scientists divide the planet into major biomes. As part of a larger unit on...
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"Me" Resource

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners elucidate themselves by writing up to six entries in different formats. Some formatting choices include a dictionary, encyclopedia, or atlas entry, a magazine article, a newspaper article, and a table of contents. Some...
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Geography of South America

For Teachers K - 5th
Young explorers study South American geography. They study maps and create a physical map of the Andes themselves! They also research the geography, environment, and the culture of the Andes and present a report to the class.
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Countries Involved in World War II

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students create their own floor map of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Pacific. They locate, identify, and speak for one of the countries involved. In addition, they classify the country they represent as an Axis Power or as an Allied...
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Tiles, Blocks, Sapphires & Gold: Designing a Treasure Map

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young cartographers in groups hide treasure at school and then create a map to find it using pattern blocks and tiles. They make paintings with clues to create a visual representation of the location of their treasure. Groups present...
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US City Quality of Life Analysis and Comparison

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze US census data and criteria to compare and measure the quality of life in the country's fifty largest cities. After accessing the 2005 quality of life world report online, students conduct their study to compare three...
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Exploring our National Parks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students utilize maps/Atlases to find key spatial information, locate U.S. National Parks, characterize the geography of a specific region, and create a National Park brochure.
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Ecology Explorers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners create accurate, detailed map showing physical features, plants and trees, and other details of three school sites.
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Playground Mapping

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students convert their physical models of a playground from a previous lesson into a map of the playground that includes a scale and key. They examine and discuss examples of maps, view an image to map photo essay, and create a map using...
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Gopher It! Exploring German Cyberspace

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students are introduced to the Gopher research tools. In groups, they compare and contrast English and German services on the gopher servers. They create their own dictionary of computer related terms and spend time downloading picture...
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Current Earthquake Activity

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders record any earthquake activity throughout the school year on various maps. In groups, they identify a map locating the points given to them by their teacher. To end the lesson, they add the date, strength and damage to each...
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Charting Neptune's Realm:

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore how to construct and interpret maps and globes and find information about people, places, regions, and environments.
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Mapping Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Improve your students' mapping skills with the guidelines in this helpful PowerPoint. This presentation includes fantastic photos to aid student understanding of what makes a good map. Tip: Follow this PowerPoint with a map making activity!
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Mapping It Out: Social Studies Online

For Teachers 2nd
A great way to introduce 2nd graders to map skills would be to use this presentation. The visuals are inviting and the layout is easy to understand. This would be a terrific way to cover the basics on how to read a map. There is also a...
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Tell Me Why - Geography

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learn about grids, latitude, longitude, titles, keys, scale, direction finder, and colors found on maps. This basic introduction to maps provides clear and simple definitions and examples that show the various parts of a map. While this...
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Just Draw Me a Map!!!!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students draw a map to give directions to someone rather then give them too many relative locations.
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For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study populations throughout History.
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Tools of the Trade: The Use of Geographic Tools

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the tools of demographic analysis and apply them to real-world situations. They analyze maps, define terminology, and write an information paper for the appropriate government agency to recommend an action or...
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Earth at Night

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students examine the Earth at night. In this geography lesson, students identify the continents at night using various Internet Web sites. This lesson may be adapted for use with middle school and high school students.
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Bronx Zoo

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students prepare for a field trip to the Bronx Zoo. They use maps and descriptions of animal exhibits to give and interpret directions on how to navigate the zoo. They play games, participate in pairwork and whole class discussion.
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Boundaries and People

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students map watersheds to find their boundaries.  For this watershed activity students map and then give their "watershed address."  Students show the trail from stream, larger stream to oceans.  Students describe the boundaries of the...
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My World

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students study maps. In this social studies lesson plan, students draw a map of either their room at home or the route they take to school. Students label items on their maps.