Mapping Skills

This Mapping Skills worksheet also includes:

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, class members apply their knowledge of mapping to create maps of familiar places and answer questions about maps.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Visit the school library to find books that highlight maps around the world
  • Display a collection of paper maps for learners to browse when appropriate 
Classroom Considerations
  • Copies are required
  • See the City: the Journey of Manhattan Unfurled by Matteo Pericoli is needed to complete this activity
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • One extension activity is listed
  • Illustrations printed on the handout are engaging and cartoon-like
  • Space to write is limited which may prove challeneging for writers with large print