This unit guides students through an introduction to maps, including the skills: using scale, creating and reading map keys, finding absolute location, distinguishing political, physical, and contour maps, and practice examples for students to assess their newly acquired skills. The intent of the unit is to provide students with the basic map skills at the beginning of the year that they can build upon throughout the year. The powerpoint accompanies the mini-unit as an overview tool. If you would like the quiz that goes with the unit, contact me and I will get it to you. Thanks.