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445 resources with the keyterm Maps

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Maps and the Pictures in Our Heads

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Geographers of all ages examine different types of maps. They draw maps of their environment, utilizing both three-dimensional and picture maps. They interpret map information, noting how it can sometimes be misleading. Some good...
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Nahuatl Culture

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read stories, look at maps, and write journal entries to learn about the language and artwork of Nahuatl culture. In this Nahuatl culture lesson plan, students research the Nahuatl culture and present their findings.
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Compass Rose for the New Millennium

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to the concepts of a compass rose and how it used in relationship to reading maps in geography. The lesson is meant to build upon prior knowledge and skills.
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Orienteering - Lesson 7 - Compasses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
More compass practice! This activity has your scholars practicing getting their bearings. They will participate in a schoolyard compass game where they will have a specific starting point and then navigate through the course according to...
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Around the Town

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In the world of GPS, make sure your kids can still read maps and determine distances between locations. You will need neighborhood street maps, ideally of your class' home turf. Ask kids questions about different locations in relation to...
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Orienteering Lessons - Overview

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Welcome to the Orienteering lesson plans page. There is a short introduction to the topic and links to the ten lessons in this unit. There is also a linkto the unit home page. This orienteering unit is worth taking a look at.
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Finding Your Spot in The World; Geography, Maps, Multi-Culturalism

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars use a variety of maps to locate their home, their school and the origin of their ancestors.
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Mapping Perceptions of China

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss what types of things are included on a map. They compare and contrast maps of China with a map they create and practice using different types of maps. They write analysis of their classmates maps.
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Scale Skills

For Students 5th - 8th
In this mapping skills worksheet, students read an excerpt that describes three different types of scales and how to calculate distance on a map. They respond to two short answer questions using the map provided on the sheet and to...
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Cause and Effect: Light Clusters and Geography

For Students 3rd - 6th
After viewing a map of lights at night over a variety of geographic formations, young topographers connect the location of light clusters to geographic features that encourage human settlement. They list causes and effects of large...
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Connecting Cartography to Society

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Older high schoolers use maps to study changes in society like migration, population loss, and economic shifts, and then connect events from historical events to present day mapping of their region (The resource focuses on Canada, but...
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Christopher Columbus

For Teachers 1st
Help first graders gain an understanding of the beginnings of our nation by learning more about Christopher Columbus. They begin by listening to a read aloud of Christopher Columbus and His Voyage to the New World (another title could be...
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The Case of the "Lost Gorge:

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the case of a map making expedition. In groups, they read a case study on "The Lost Gorge" in the Finger Lakes region of New York state. They examine maps and determine where the error in the map-making occured to end...
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China is Unique

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study the culture of China by comparing it to that of the United States. They write all questions and notes in a journal. The students access the internet to obtain the information and internet sites are suggested in the...
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Where in the World is Hawaii?

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Young scholars compare a globe and a two-dimensional world map and explore how they both represent the planet Earth. They locate the Hawaiian Islands on the globe or the world map and describe how the geographical position is unique.
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Many Colored Maps

For Students 6th
In this map worksheet, 6th graders identify and complete 10 different problems that include various dimensional maps. First, they complete the table on the right by coloring the maps found on the bottom. Then, students determine the...
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What Do Maps Show?: Lesson 1 Introduction to Maps

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students brainstorm a list of the different types of maps they have seen or used. Using the activity sheet, they look through a social studies book to find all the maps and to determine what they are used for. Using a poster, they review...
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Exploring Hawaiian Mountain Zones

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders watch a video that describes the climate and vegetation zones of Hawaii. They describe the different physical conditions that create vegetation zones from the sea to the mountains. In groups, they create an illustrated...
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What in Our World Affects the Way People Live

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study various maps that show geographical features and population. They compare the maps and make inferences about how various geographical features influence the population and human activities of an area.
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Magical Maps

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss the importance of using maps and how they are used. After they listen to a folktale, they develop their own story line maps and write their own folktale to accompany a map. They also identify and locate the seven...
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Weather Pals

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students study maps of the United States to locate weather pals from a list of schools. They communicate with Weather Pal schools through the use of closed circuit TV. Using weather data collected in their area, they exchange the...
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Food on the Map

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students work together to examine the tastiest towns in the United States. After discovering the names of the equipment, they identify the seven continents. They take a survey and locate the cities and states of the foods mentioned.
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The Map Cartouche

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discuss the history and purpose of cartouches. They examine examples of cartouches and design an original example with symbols of their choosing.
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Pirate Map

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students write directions explaining how to get from one location to another by using a map of their town and use simple maps to identify and locate places.