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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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Mathematics of Cartography

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students practice their math skills as they explore maps. In this cartography instructional activity, students calculate distance, scale, coordinate systems, and projection as they work independently reading online maps.
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Mapmaking

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine the craft of cartography and how the Lewis and Clark expedition created and used maps. They analyze maps, read a handout, create a map, participate in a mini expedition and map out a route based on travel directions,...
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Making Maps

For Students 4th - 6th
In this map making learning exercise, students learn about the science of making maps, which is cartography. They then answer the 11 questions on the learning exercise. The answers are on the last page.
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Cartography

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students research about cartography and how to be a cartographer. In this math lesson, students draw a map of their classroom. They use a robot to explore navigation using a compass rose.
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Exploring with Cartography

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils are introduced to the topic of cartography. Using the internet, they research the paths and goals of early explorers. They create a PowerPoint presentation of the information they collected. They also develop a "fill-in-the-blank"...
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Mapping the News

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore cartography.  In this map skills and map making lesson, Students work in groups to create wall size world maps including legends, compass roses, latitude and longitude, and physical features.  Students collect current...
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Cartography

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students follow directions to draw a map of an island. They complete the island map adding their own details using symbols and a legend.
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Geo-Class Mapping My Neighborhood

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students create a map of the school and surrounding neighborhood.  In this mapping lesson, students discover their school's location and learn about its past.  Students use math skills and the steps in the design process to complete the...
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Map Skills

For Teachers 3rd
Thirds graders reinforce that a map is a drawing that shows what a place looks like from above. They use a map key and symbols to create a map of the school and its neighborhood.
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Survey This!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students examine biological information about George Washington focusing on his love of surveying. They explore cartography and field of surveying. They write a letter and make a map of Virginia.
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Map Studies

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners study maps and use web based activities to develop their mapping skills. In this mapping skills lesson, students use the internet to define cartography they make a list of information regarding a typical road map and explain the...
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Cartography Project

For Teachers 1st - 8th
A lesson involving mapping, the use of a compass, writing and following directions, and exploring the first two themes of geography is here for you. Learners create original maps that show the routes they take through their own...
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A "Boring" Lesson in Geography

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young geographers will enjoy this entertaining lesson on maps. You choose ten of the unusual town names that your learners found and provide activities that challenge your charges to apply their newfound geography skills. A worthwhile...
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Inches Away

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students are introduced to maps, scale representations, ratios and cartography. They plot the itinerary for their family's dream vacation or a trip across the United States. Using maps, they determine the short route and second longer...
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An Introductory Lesson on Maps

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students identify what a map is. They draw their own map using a simplified overhead view. After hearing the book, "Nikk's Adventure," students create their own maps.
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Map It!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders demonstrate map making skills by using the computer to create maps of the geographic features, regions, and economy for their state.
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Mapping Perceptions

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create and read maps. In this map skills lesson, students draw a map of their neighborhood, then use skills acquired during map-making to interpret a classmates map and a map of the Ming Dynasty.
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Map Making

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners use a tennis ball and paper to construct a student-made globe. They sketch in continents and major map features and then compare a flat map to a globe.
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GIS Mapping: Special Instructions for Using Digital Orthophotos

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners practice cartography using GIS technology. They create a map of Austin using GIS and aerial photos.
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Colonization: for Gold, God, and Glory

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Colonization, cartography, and circumnavigation. After reading a short article about early explorations, kids use the information provided to answer a series of comprehension questions.
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FUN WITH MAPS

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders receive a general overview about how maps are made and used, how specific information can be derived from them, and how a student can gain personal information about their surroundings from examining them.
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USA Road Trip

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the path of the National Road.  In this eight grade mathematics lesson, 8th graders, retrace the rout of the national Road.  Students calculate distances as they plan a trip to travel the original path. 
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Be A Cartographer

For Students 4th - 6th
In this be a cartographer learning exercise, students read about the history of cartography, make a map of a familiar place, share it with a friend and answer 2 questions about their friend's map.

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