This fun & engaging assignment includes information on what Political Maps are designed to show as well as two examples of Political Maps. Students will also create their own Political Map of the United States using a step by step process, which includes the following:
Label all 50 states
Label the Pacific & Atlantic Oceans
Color & Shade bordering state different colors
Label the capital of Florida (Can be whited-out)
I go step by step through the instructions with the whole class having the students highlight or underline the most pertinent information. I then provide them with a reference map, usually in the textbook, to help them complete the assignment.