Map Skills, Continents, and Communities

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This map skills unit has over 80 pages of activities, reading informational text passages, and interactive notebook options that your students can do! It covers the main standards of locating on places on maps and globes, their local community and the USA, the seven continents, and the four oceans. They also practice maps skills with constructing/reading a simple map, using cardinal directions and map symbols. Lastly, they'll compare and contrast basic land use in urban, suburban, and rural environments.

This map skills, continents, and communities social studies unit contains:

1) academic vocabulary cards with pictures and definitions

2) big idea questions (discussion starters)

3) activities to help your students locate places on a map

4) urban, suburban, and rural community activities

5) urban, suburban, and rural flip book

6) urban, suburban, and rural picture posters

7) urban or rural sort

8) 7 continents activities and chant (song)

9) Compass Rose activity

10) map skills and communities ABC order

11) inquiry activity and example

12) landforms identification activity and flip books

13) "me on the map" inspired flip book activity

14) compare and contrast communities

15) creative writing task cards

16) vocabulary matching activity

17) cut and paste word making

18) themed writing paper

19) maps word search

20) informational text passages and quizzes

21) communities and landform flip books

22) interactive notebook pages

23) vocabulary matching practice

24) "my community" activities

And MUCH more! See preview for more details! Looking for a DIGITAL and PAPERLESS version of this map skills unit? Check it out here -----> Digital Maps and Communities Unit

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.


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