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#### Postmark U.S.A.

For Teachers K - 8th
Students identify and collect postmarks from across the United States. They develop a list of ways to collect postmarks, display the postmarks on a large U.S. map, and find the exact location using MapQuest.
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#### Interactive Atlas

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine the different ways people move from place to place in a neighborhood. Using the interactive online atlas MapQuest, they identify the various ways people move around their own neighborhood by creating a map and...
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#### Measure for Measure: Lengths and Heights

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore measuring tools by calculating heights and lengths of random objects. In this distance measurement lesson, students utilize the Internet service MapQuest to measure the distance between their current towns and many other...
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#### Horatio's Ratios

For Teachers 6th - 8th
View a PBS video entitled Horatio's Drive and explore Horatio's Ratios. Collaborative learners form groups to use Mapquest to determine distances covered. They generate the mathematical averages, ratios, and rates in order to calculate...
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#### Planning A Vacation Online

For Teachers 4th - 6th
If you could travel anywhere in the United States, where would you go? Use this question to interest your fourth, fifth, and sixth graders as they experiment with Mapquest or other direction-based resources. They choose where they'd like...
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#### Mapping the Most Common U.S. City Names

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students discuss the most common U.S. place names. They map the locations of U.S. cities with the most common names and use an atlas, or an online map tool such as MapQuest or Yahoo Maps.
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#### How Far And How Long Will It Take

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students use a ruler to determine length and then fit the unit to a scale in miles. This unit will also give a geological awareness of altitude and the difference it makes in travel time. The travel time with Mapquest will obviously be...
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#### How Much Further Is It?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use estimation to solve problems and assess the reasonableness of their answers. They may use an odometer, a map with a legend, MapQuest, or a map without a legen. They estimate 4 to 5 different scenarios.
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#### Understanding Proportions and Scale Drawings

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Proportions are ratios found using multiplication or division. Middle schoolers solve measurement problems, find a figure's missing dimension, and find the distance between two points. Resource features four lesson plans with detailed...
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#### An Era of Innovation

For Teachers K - 12th
Research milestones from the past century. Transportation milestones have changed society, the economy, communication, and travel. Pupils research these changes in order to create a transportation exhibit showing the enhancements in...
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#### Banks and Credit Unions (Part 1)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine you have money you want to save ... where do you put it?Â  Pupils investigate the similarities and differences of banks and credit unions as they determine where exactly to place their hard-earned money. Through a WebQuest, they...
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Discovery Education

#### By the Foot: The History of Measurement

For Teachers 6th - 8th
When is a foot not a foot? When you use the length of your own foot to measure distances, of course. To underscore the importance of standardized units of measurement, middle schoolers engage in a series of activities that ask them to...
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#### Presidential Places Quilt

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners design historical quilts. In this presidential history lesson, students research past presidents and landmarks named for them. Learners create quilt squares to represent the landmarks and piece all of them together in a large...
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#### European Union Map Quest

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify countries of the European Union. They locate countries of Europe on a map and pair with a student to complete a blank map of Europe. They label each country and complete worksheets for the European Union. They...
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#### What's In a Name?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students examine the origins of the names of U.S. states, focusing on names that were derived from Native American words. They are provided with lists of the names of the 50 states, and then research online or in library resources the...
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#### Traveling Community Journal Project

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create an online "community journal". For this communities lesson, students use a writing template to send e-mail to various people to learn more about their community. The journal is passed from person to person.
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#### Where in the world are you?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars give directions in Spanish
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#### Where is Here?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners are shown the very basics of navigation. The concepts of relative and absolute location, latitude, longitude and cardinal directions are discussed, as well as the use and principles of a map and compass.
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#### Plan a Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students plan for a trip. They use map quest and / or road maps to decide on an address for their trip. They determine the mileage, lodging, gasoline to be used, shortest distance and fastest distance.
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#### Donde en el mundo estas?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars give & follow directions given in Spanish, using oral, written and graphics. They use maps, globes, atlases, and remote sensing, GIS, and GPS to acquire and process information about places.
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#### Project Map: Latitude And Longitude Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, students find the coordinates of 14 cities around the world and use this information to complete 14 short answer questions. This worksheet includes online atlas web links.
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#### Stars and Stripes Forever: Researching Veteran's Day and Historical Events

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research Veteran's Day and wars that affected the United States. In this research lesson plan, 6th graders work in small groups to create an oral presentation based on Internet and conventional research. They complete...
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#### Creating Community - A Function Of Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss the physical and human impacts of community design. They identify traditional neighborhood design elements and evaluate them with features of conventional suburban development.
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#### CHARTING THE COURSE

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students uses atlases, maps, and Web resources to determine the distance, driving time, and amount of money they need to make the trip (estimates should include hotel/motel stays, meals, and souvenirs).