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

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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

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Total Pages
13
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour

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