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553 resources with the keyterm Maps

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Exploring Geography and Its Tools

For Students 7th - 9th
Establishing clear expectations is a good way to help kids know what they should be focusing on in class. Here is a study guide, perfect for handing out at the start of a unit on geography. They'll use each of the 18 topics and...
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Plotting a Hurricane Using Latitude and Longitude

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners define and use "absolute location," latitude, and longitude. They locate on a map or globe the Earth's poles, circles, tropics, and beginning points of measurements for latitude and longitude.
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Recycling in Canada

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore recycling in Canada and then use mapping software to describe, analyze, and interpret relationships between levels of provincial recycling and government waste expenditure.
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Settlement in Canada

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the early settlement patterns of Canada. They manipulate various map tools using MapView software to describe, analyze, and interpret relationships between population location, railroad lines, and elevation.
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Surveying

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students survey an area using skills in compass reading, data recording, sketching, and making accurate measurements. They take data gathered in the field and creat a digital version that can manuipulated and analyzed.
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Mining

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore and manipulate various maps and mapping tools to find ideal mining sites given the geology existing in the layers of the earth. They decide where to locate different types of mines (Metallic, Fuel, Industrial and...
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Creating an Outline Map of Canada

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use computer software to design an outline map of Canada and thematic world maps. They include symbols, and appropriate layers to the maps before printing them.
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Fantasy / Art Maps

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders analyze a fantasy art map by Jeremy Anderson, paying careful attention to the way the topographic features of the land are represented. They create a similar map of Sacramento that includes topographical features as well as...
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Maps and Modes, Finding a Mean Home on the Range

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate data from maps to solve problems. In this data instructional activity, 5th graders study maps and collect data from each map. Students present their data in a variety of ways and calculate the mode, mean,...
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The Urban Forest and Mapping in the Park

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the idea of an urban forest. In groups, they practice their mapping skills in which they observe trees in a local park and map them on a graph they create. They analyze the information and make predictions...
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Lesson Plan: Unpacking the Supermarket Bag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover that the food they purchase comes from a wide variety of countries. They view food labels and chart origins on a map. They discuss trade and fair prices for food stuffs.
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Customized Topographic Maps and Models

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the information depicted on topographic maps. They construct a 3-D topographic map of a local area. They go on a field trip to the depicted area and compare the 'real world' with their models.
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Orienteering - Lesson 1 - Maps & Map Scales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lesson 1 of 10 lessons in this orienteering unit is about maps and map scales. After all, orienteering is all about maps, compasses, and finding ones' way around. It is imperative to be able to read maps and understand the relevance of...
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Orienteering - Introductory Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Gain knowledge of directions and degrees while learning how to read a compass. NEWS - north, east, west, south, and everything in between. It's crucial to be accurate in reading a compass and understanding degrees and direction when...
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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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Points, Lines, and Planes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Upper graders identify locations within environments. In this location elements lesson, learners complete activities to help them locate various points, lines, and planes within a given environment. They sort lines to identify them as...
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Finding Your Spot in The World; Geography, Maps, Multi-Culturalism

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners 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...