This flipchart goes with the 4th grade social studies curriculum provided by the state of Louisiana on www.louisianabelieves.com
Topic One: The Many Maps of the United States (4.4.1, 4.4.4-6)
Connections to the unit claim: Before students can analyze the connection between geography and human activity, they need to understand how maps are used to learn about a specific area. In Unit One, students gain a basic understanding of world and US geography, and practice reading & interpreting a variety of world and US maps.
Students learn to use different types of maps so that they are later equipped to make connections between them.
Use this sample task:
● Reading & Interpreting Maps
To explore these key questions:
● What information do maps tell us about a given area?
● How do we read a map?
● Why do we use maps?
That students answer through this assessment:
● Students read a variety of US maps and fill in the Intro to Maps Graphic Organizer. Check these for accuracy and a grade.
● Students complete a gallery walk in groups to compare and contrast different maps of the world and United States. Students record their responses in a graphic organizer. Check these for accuracy and a grade.