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# Map Basics - Scale, Directions, Labeling, & Coloring

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Scale, directions, labeling, and coloring instructions are the focal point of this map essentials packet. You'll receive a four page handout of notes that cover these basics and then one worksheet each to practice directions and scale.

Before purchasing this item, you may be interested in my more in depth Map Skills Packet, which includes everything seen here, plus another 15 pages of worksheets, tasks, and a mapping project.

The notes are contained in a four page document that is a handout to give your students or a lesson plan for your entire class on the basics of map labeling. It explains map scales, directions, map labeling, and coloring.

Ratio and linear scale are explained with words and diagrams. Three examples to practice calculating distance using scale as well as step by step procedures are provided.

Cardinal and intermediate directions are explained with words and diagrams, as well as a mnemonic device to help students remember the correct order of the directions around the compass rose.

Directions for properly labeling maps are broken down into four steps including handwriting, orientation, and when to use arrows versus using a legend.

Finally, there is a page on properly coloring maps correctly including only using blue for water, not allowing the same color to touch, etc. This includes a practice diagram for students to color.

Next is a beginner's worksheet on directions called "Here's Looking at Directions" where students can practice naming directions and locating places based on directional cues.

Finally, is a basic scale worksheet entitled "A Basic Look at Scale" on which students can practice measuring and determining distances using the posted scale and easily marked locations.

Other history and geography based items can also be found in my store, Brittany Naujok - The Colorado Classroom. I hope you will take a look!

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Title page was made using Scrappin Doodles clip art available at their TpT store and Cara Taylor frames available at her store.

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10 pages
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3 days
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