This lesson planned is aligned with Pennsylvania learning standards but meets other state standards as well. I wrote this lesson specifically to introduce kindergarten students to maps, but will accommodate first grade learners as well.
In order to help make the lesson relevant to Pittsburgh learners, I incorporated the Pittsburgh Zoo. (I did make modifications of the actual zoo map.) I also have the same lesson without the name of the zoo incase you are not from the Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania area.
This lesson includes step-by-step instructions, everything from the anticipatory set, instruction, questions to pose, guided practice, and closure. You will receive a guided practice worksheet and independent practice worksheet as well for your students to apply their new map skills.
Thank you and enjoy!