Different Maps for Different Things: An Introductory Mini-Unit on Map Reading!
This geography and map mini-unit is bundled in two larger units below:
Different Maps for Different Things: A 5-Part Geography Unit! Teach Map Skills!
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In this highly-engaging mini-unit on geography and the maps we use, students are introduced to the common elements that all maps have and a variety of different map styles, including climate maps, political maps, physical maps, road maps, topographic maps, and economic and resource maps! ✮✮ This resource is now Google 1:1 compatible! ✮✮
Students first learn about map titles, keys, the compass, and the scale, then are engaged with learning about the variety of different maps we use and how they all serve a different purpose! Finally, students complete an 8-station walk-around where they use what they have learned to "solve" what kind of map is at each station!
Tons of fun, good practice with early map skills, and a great component to any unit!
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Be sure to check out the other products in the "Different Maps for Different Things" series:
- Different Maps for Different Things: A Population Density Mini-Unit! Engaging!
- Different Maps for Different Things: A Mini-Unit to Make Sense of Climate Maps!
- Different Maps for Different Things: Thematic Maps and Modern Issues!
- Different Maps for Different Things: A Mini-Unit on Road Maps and Directions!
Looking for a lesson on the Five Themes of Geography? Check out
Five Themes of Geography! Students analyze the 5 themes of Geography! Engaging!
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