Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Hands-On Map Skills--Create a Map Powerpoint and Project

Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
Product Rating
8 ratings
File Type

Compressed Zip File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

7 MB|13 pages
Product Description
Tired of using worksheets to teach map skills? Get your students up and moving with an activity that is sure to engage them!

This is a social studies project that has cross-curricular connections to Common Core Math Standards. It starts with a slideshow to facilitate class discussion.

Concepts covered in this lesson include:
* Key map features
* Using a map key/legend
* Understanding a map scale
* Reading a compass rose
* Cardinal directions

Then, students are introduced to their project where they get a chance to put all their knowledge together to create a map of their own to refine their map skills.

Concepts covered in this project include:
* Measurement
* Calculating ratios and proportions
* Drawing to scale
* Creating a map key/legend
* Understanding and using a map scale
* Determining and using cardinal directions

This lesson includes:
* Powerpoint presentation with visuals and questions for class discussion
* Project directions
* Project Rubric

You might also enjoy these other great products

Get to Know Your World!--A Geography Mystery Centers Activity
NO PREP! Hands-On Map Skills and Geography Project

Please take the time to rate this product and follow me to receive news of other great lessons to come as I build my store! Thank you!

To follow me on Pinterest, click here:
PopTop Projects

{ Tags: map skills, map creation, mapping skills, map activities, geography skills, geography activities, parts of a map, measurement, ratio, proportion, no prep }

Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
Report Copyright Infringement
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Digital Download
Add one to cart



Digital Download
Add one to cart
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up