This packet is created around the Louisiana Student Social Studies Standards for 4th grade and can be used as supplemental material for your geography lessons.
Locate and label continents, oceans, the poles, hemispheres, and key parallels and meridians on a map and globe
Locate and label on a map the major physical features of each of the five regions of the United States and summarize how they affect the climate, economy and population of each region
Identify the states of each of the five regions of the United States
Measure approximate distance on a map using scale to the nearest hundredth mile
Determine the approximate longitude and latitude coordinates of various locations in the United States
Interpret various types of maps using a key/legend, compass rose including cardinal and intermediate directions, latitude/longitude, and scale
Use mental mapping to construct a map of the United States regions and the world to include map elements (title, compass rose, legend/key, scale)
All of the cuts are student friendly! Most are square or rectangular in shape. This reduces frustration for students and minimizes time spent cutting!
Here are just a few suggestions for using this packet:
Whole group or partner work or independent seat work
The objectives of each map and standard are listed below.
Map 1: locate and label the poles, hemispheres, and key parallels and meridians on a map and globe.
Map 2: Locate and label continents and oceans.
Map 3: Locate and label the major physical features of each of the five regions. Locate and label the states of each of the five regions.
Map 4: Measure approximate distance on a map using scale to the nearest hundredth mile.
Map 5: Interpret maps using a key/legend, compass rose.
Map 6: construct a map of the United States regions