Cartography Making A Map Geography Project

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Michele Luck's Social Studies
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4th - 11th, Homeschool
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Making a Map Cartography Student Project Assignment

I used this activity in all of my Social Studies classes, grades 6-11, at the beginning of the year to refresh basic mapping skills.

This rubric requires students to get involved in their path to school and to create a 3-D map of the trip. Students must include significant and favorite places, as well as research using GoogleMaps, Mapquest or another online source for estimated mileage.

My students love this activity and I love hanging the results around my room!
Assignment and rubric on handout.

This activity is also included in my Introduction to Ancient World History Complete Unit as a culminating project assignment.

Take a look at the many resources (including this one) included in my Introduction to Ancient World History Complete Unit:
• Introduction to Ancient History Unit Plan w/Bellringers, Exit Prompts, & Homework
Mapping the World Cartography Activity
Making a Map Cartography Project
Geography's Effect on Settlement Centers Activity
Introduction to Analyzing Primary Sources Activity
What is Archeology? Archeology Dig
Walking Tour from the Paleolithic Age to the Neolithic Age & Neolithic Revolution
The Stone Age Reading Guide & ORQ Writing Prompt
Prehistoric Peoples Interactive Lecture Notes & Vocabulary Review
Unit Study Guide & Unit Test w/Answer Key
Bonus w/Complete Unit:
SPRITE Graphic Organizer Set
SPRITE Acronym Poster Set
GRAPES Graphic Organizer Set
GRAPES Acronym Poster Set

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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.


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