This is a small unit of work that is best worked on over at least 3 sessions. The learning intention is for children to discuss and compare features of a map and the symbols that represent features, e.g. house, hospital, police station.
This pack is best printed in A3 size so that it is easier for the younger children to write on the lines, and the features are larger to cut out. You will need an Interactive Whiteboard, Google for a pirate map and a map of your local town, scissors and glue sticks.
The Victorian and Australian Curriculum standards outcome for this lesson is: I can explain that maps have symbols to represent objects such as a treasure chest, road, hospital etc.
This has been uploaded in an Adobe format, and the differentiation of the lessons takes it beyond just symbols and basic features, into understanding and using scale.
The teachers notes contains lesson introduction ideas, and differentiation for the lessons for additional needs students and extension students.
Hope your kids enjoy it as much as ours did.
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