Here are some ways teachers have used this resource:
✔ Read about the parts of a map and look at authentic examples in groups, with partners, or as a whole class.
✔ Use this to supplement a textbook or curriculum with clear, engaging worksheets and an assessment.
✔ Give students the chance to build their own dream map and use their wildest imagination.
The Parts of a Map Lesson is perfect for any elementary teacher no matter what curriculum you use.
✦ Comprehensive Lesson Plan
✦ Engaging article about the parts of a map, including the title, compass rose, symbols, key, legend, and scale
✦ 3 practice activities at a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level
✦ An assessment for students to show what they learned
✦ A lesson dictionary to keep track of new terms and use in interactive notebooks
✦ Answer Keys
Students will practice essential geography skills such as:
✅ Understanding how the Earth is divided into four parts – the hemispheres
✅ Explaining why longitude and latitude lines exist and how they’re helpful
✅ Finding where they live on a map using the hemispheres and lines of longitude and latitude
✅ Knowing the differences between the Equator and Prime Meridian
Whether you are reviewing map skills or teaching them for the first time, this resource includes everything you need.
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