This is a great activity to engage students in creating their own maps with key concepts and words from your Geography Unit. The editable download will allow you to adjust the terms and instructions to best fit your needs. This challenging yet do-able activity is authentic and uses a variety of critical thinking skills depending on your approach and instructions!
The activity is for students to follow the guidelines in the instructions and create a map for their friend who is meeting them at a campsite. The only problem is that there is road construction which causes a detour. Maps must include things like street lights, a highway, at least three roads, a body of water along with many other items that you can add to or edit. The students also must make a map key a compass rose and a scale.