This fun & engaging assignment serves as a great introduction to Physical Maps & includes information on what Physical Maps are designed to show as well as two examples of Physical Maps. Students will also create their own Physical Map of the United States using the a step by step process, which includes the following:
Students will create, label & color the listed Mountain Ranges, Major Rivers, both Oceans & the Gulf of Mexico.
I go step by step through the instructions with the whole class having the students highlight or underline the most pertinent information. I then provide them with a reference map, usually in the textbook, to help them complete the assignment.