This quick FREEBIE activity will provide a good warm-up activity for the beginning of a unit on map skills, an additional practice for quick finishers, and more.
Students will create a mental map of their school, their neighborhood, or their home.
A mental map is a map you create in your mind of a familiar place. You have been creating these kinds of maps to navigate from place-to-place since you were very young. Think of it like a drawing of a place you carry around in your mind.
If you can visualize a place or location in your mind, you have a strong understand of mental mapping skills already. For example, you have a strong map of your school in your mind if you can walk from one part of your neighborhood to another without asking for help.
In this activity, you will draw a mental map on a piece of paper. You may draw a mental map of your school, your neighborhood, or your home.
The activity comes with a checklist to guide students when they create their maps.
The Creating Mental Maps Geography Map Skills Practice Activity
by Christopher Mitchell
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