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139 reviewed resources for cartography

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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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Community Cartography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice their map-making skills. In this cartography lesson plan, students collect community map data using GPS data recorders and image collectors. Students use the data collected and Hyper Studio to create and share their...
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Mathematics of Cartography

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

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars 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.  Young scholars...
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Cartography - Mystic Isles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore how to read and make their own maps. They also have time to complete worksheets and write in their journals.
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Cartography - Mystic Isles

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research islands on the Internet and create a map of their own made up island. In this island mapping lesson, students research islands and their maps. Students then create their own island and map it. Students write in their...
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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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Map Studies

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

For Students 4th - 6th
In this map making worksheet, students learn about the science of making maps, which is cartography. They then answer the 11 questions on the worksheet. The answers are on the last page.
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Tell a Migration Story with Maps

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners create mental maps of their community. They read articles and add information to their maps. They compare their community map to their mental maps to observe similarities and differences.
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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
Students 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...
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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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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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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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Geo-Class Mapping My Neighborhood

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

For Students 8th - 9th
In this map analysis instructional activity, students decipher what type of map they are using based on a complete list of criteria. Students then answer multiple questions based on their discoveries.
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students watch a portion of "The Wizard of Oz" and discuss how a map could be useful to Dorothy. They identify key components of maps and design a map of their classroom, including a key.
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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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Thirteen Colonies Map Project

For Teachers 4th - 6th
How much did the geography of North America play a role in the formation of the thirteen colonies? Lead fourth, fifth or sixth graders on an adventure in cartography. Young historians create a map of colonial America, including major...

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