Learning How to Read a Map Lesson Plan Bundle

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Kasha Mastrodomenico
Grade Levels
5th - 9th
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41 pages
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This is an MI based lesson plan with a vocabulary PowerPoint. It includes:

* 3 levels of a vocabulary sheet that goes along with the mini-lesson PowerPoint with the same name. It includes ideas to connect to background knowledge and repetition of content using the MI Theory. The following vocabulary words are included: Grid, Latitude, Equator, Parallels, Degrees, Longitude, Prime Meridian, Meridians, Hemisphere, Compass Rose, Absolute Location, Legend

Other sections of the lesson plan include:
*Balloon Activity to learn the parts of a globe.
*Kinesthetic and interpersonal partner activity that has students walking from degree points on a classroom floor grid to their partner to find a point.
*3 Practice worksheets on finding an absolute location as well as using a legend
*Paragraph homework assignment
*Answer sheets for the 3 mapping worksheets

I used this with special education inclusion and ELL inclusion and this worked great. Only a hand full of students had trouble with latitude and longitude points after this lesson plan which isn't bad when you teach over 100.

There is a PowerPoint that that comes with it. It focuses on the vocabulary and the definitions. It does not elaborate on the vocabulary words. If you are only interested in that, you can find it by following this link: Learning How to Read a Map PowerPoint

This lesson plan was last revised on 10/09/2013.

Learning How to Read a Map Lesson Plan by Kasha Mastrodomenico is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com.
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Total Pages
41 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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