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Printables
Mr. Printables

Map of The USA Jigsaw Puzzle

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Encourage young learners to explore the United States with this printable map puzzle. A fun activity that engages children in learning US geography.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson, where students crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions.  Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and practice math...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Second and third graders practice with basic map skills. They create their own map including a legend and a compass rose. This fabulous plan has many excellent websites linked which allow learners to explore maps of all kinds; including...
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Interactive
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US Civil Rights Trail

Explore the Civil Rights Trail—Interactive Map

For Students 4th - 12th
An interactive map equipped with images, text, and clickable links takes history buffs on a journey through the Civil Rights trail. Scholars discovery locations including Atlanta, Georgia, Jackson, and Mississippi as part of an...
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Handout
Artisan Global

QuakeFeed Earthquake Map, Alerts and News

For Students 6th - 12th
Amateur seismologists explore Earth's earthquakes in real time using a variety of map styles and parameter selections.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Size It Up: Map Skills

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Compare information from a US population cartogram and a standard US map. Learners draw conclusions about population density by analyzing census data a population distribution. They discover that census data is used to apportion seats in...
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PPT
Alabama Learning Exchange

Don't Get Lost in Story Writing: Story Maps

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Ease young writers into the process of writing a story with a colorful presentation on story maps. Viewers use the provided sentence frames to craft a sample story as guided practice. They then draft their own stories to share with the...
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PPT
Curated OER

Topographic Maps

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Sometimes it is difficult to grasp topographic maps. Here is a clever presentation designed to help your middle school earth scientists understand. Beginning with a side view of a pair of mountains, a graphic guy walks up one slope. As...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Worksheet
Richmond Community Schools

Map Skills

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Young geographers will need to use a variety of map skills to complete the tasks required on this learning exercise. Examples of activities include using references to label a map of Mexico, identify Canadian territories and European...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

US City Quality of Life Analysis and Comparison

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars analyze US census data and criteria to compare and measure the quality of life in the country's fifty largest cities. After accessing the 2005 quality of life world report online, students conduct their study to compare...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Isolines on a Weather Map

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders recognize isolines on a weather map and draw isolines based on temperature data on a weather map. They draw isotherms on a weather map to identify temperature patterns.
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Lesson Plan
Education World

The African American Population in US History

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
How has the African American population changed over the years? Learners use charts, statistical data, and maps to see how populations in African American communities have changed since the 1860s. Activity modifications are included to...
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Lesson Plan
World Globes & Maps

United States Map- Intermediate Directions

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students identify the four intermediate directions. For this map skills lesson, students use post-it notes to label the four intermediate directions on a map. Students locate various states using intermediate directions.
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Worksheet
Random House

Mapping Skills

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Spark interest and enhance your pupils' map skills using Matteo Pericoli's book, See the City: the Journey of Manhattan Unfurled. Through Pericoli's illustrations and text, learners explore the East and West side of Manhattan. Then,...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Topographic and Geologic Maps: Topographic Maps

For Students 9th - 12th
Maps are great for helping you get where you're going, but what does that place actually look like? Geology scholars compare and contrast the features of topographical and geologic maps using an interactive lesson. The resource describes...
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Activity
Kate Stickley

Reading the World: Latitude and Longitude Lesson latitude and longitude, maps, coordinates on a map, prime meridian, reading maps, equator, globes

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Find five activities all about longitude and latitude! Use oranges to show the equator and prime meridian, plot birthdays on a map using coordinates, and plan a dream vacation. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Mapping the Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study historical maps to view how the world evolved from medieval times through the Renaissance. They work in groups to examine the maps and present a report on one of the listed maps.
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Lesson Plan
National Geographic

Mapping the Shape of Everest

For Teachers 4th - 6th
With Mount Everest as the motivator, your earth science class learns about topographic maps. Begin by showing a film clip from The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest, featuring fearsome virtual imagery of a path up world's tallest peak....
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Map: Bahai'ism

For Students 10th - 12th
How much do you learners know about the Bahai religion? If this is a topic of study in your class, they'll be able to use the provided map to show the diffusion, location, origin, and distribution of this not-so-well-known sect that...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Mapping Mistakes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine early European maps and explore geographic errors. They also view maps of the geography of North America. Students discuss the obstacles faced by early explorers in mapping unexplored territory. They consider what...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Orienteering: Map Skills

For Teachers K - 4th
Students use a map to locate six specific landmarks on a course using a map. They identify how maps can help us and write a paragraph describing how to get from one landmark to another on the map.

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