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-December -Compass/cardinal direction worksheet -This activity introduces the compass rose and the cardinal directions

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This would be helpful to introduce or go over before beginning maps. Students will be able to learn how to read maps and how different landforms are represented.

Map Skills: Location on a Grid- Use the map and key to complete the grid and answer the questions.

Map Skills: Location on a Grid- Use the map and key to complete the grid and answer the questions.

Let students have fun while learning about map skills with this interactive unit! Topics include cardinal directions, grids, scale, types of maps, and latitude and longitude.

Engaging Map Skills Activities

These are fun and different activities for students to complete for maps and directions.

Create your own scavenger hunt for your classroom with QR Codes and Google Maps. You're students will love learning map skills with this activity.

QR Codes and Google Maps in Teaching Map Skills

Map Skills are an important concept to teach. Here are 5 easy ways to get your students interested in maps and to make the job easier for teachers! Super ideas!

Map Reading Skills are an important concept to teach. Here are 5 easy Map Reading Activities and Map Strategies to get your students interested in maps and to make the job easier for teachers!

My Neighborhood Map- Second Grade- Social Studies- Geography Strand- Spatial Thinking and Skills- Maps and their symbols can be interpreted to answer questions about location of places. This will be a simple quick formative assessment for this standard. Literature: Follow that Map!: A First Look at Mapping Skills-By Scot Ritchie

My Neighborhood Map

My Neighborhood Map- Second Grade- Social Studies- Geography Strand- Spatial Thinking and Skills- Maps and their symbols can be interpreted to answer questions about location of places.

Review key map skills in a fun, interactive way!  Students will scoot through 24 map skill stations to demonstrate their knowledge on map scale, relative location, cardinal & intermediate directions, US regions, map legends, continents & oceans, and much more! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Map-Skill-Scoot-An-interactive-map-skill-activity-for-intermediate-grades-2102874

Map Skill Scoot! An interactive map skill activity for intermediate grades

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Map Skills Battleship Game   My students were having a hard time with longitude and latitude. They could not really judge the halfway points between the longitude or latitude lines provided on printed maps and they could not visualize the idea of the coordinates and the fact that the two numbers together made a target on the location we were trying to identify. I compared longitude and latitude lines to a game of Battleship and suddenly lightbulbs went on!  I adapted a United States map to…

Map Skills Battleship Game

Map Skills Battleship Game My students were having a hard time with longitude and latitude. They could not really judge the halfway points between the longitude or latitude lines provided on printed maps and they could not visualize the idea of the coor