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Map Skills Unit and Creative Mapping Activity

Map Skills Unit and Creative Mapping Activity
Map Skills Unit and Creative Mapping Activity
Map Skills Unit and Creative Mapping Activity
Map Skills Unit and Creative Mapping Activity
Map Skills Unit and Creative Mapping Activity
Map Skills Unit and Creative Mapping Activity
Map Skills Unit and Creative Mapping Activity
Map Skills Unit and Creative Mapping Activity
Product Description
This package includes seven complete map reading lessons before reviewing the concepts and then inviting students to create a map all about themselves. It encourages creative and geographical thinking skills while using all the map reading skills learned in the mini-lessons. This is a great activity to start at the beginning of the school year because you can teach map reading and get to know your students through their Me Map at the same time. You can also integrate your art lessons into some of the activities!

The seven mini lessons teach:
*Landforms
*Titles and Labels
*Cardinal and Intermediate Directions
*Relative Location
*Scale (Imperial and Metric Included)
*Legend
*Longitude & Latitude
**An interactive notebook page review is included.

Each mini lesson comes with a complete lesson plan, activity and answer key or student examples. Lessons range in time to teach from 10-120 minutes and take no more than 10 minutes to prepare. All lessons come with suggestions to modify for a variety of learning needs that require minimal teacher preparation or attention. The entire unit can take one to three weeks depending on how much time students work each day.

A short quiz with an answer key is included.

The Me Map Activity at the end of the mini unit includes a complete lesson, student planning pages, rubrics, checklists and student examples. It makes a great bulletin board and keepsake for students. This lesson was classroom tested with over 100 third, fourth and fifth graders. It was a huge hit with students (and their teachers because they had the first few weeks of their social studies lessons ready to go)! We've recently added a fact sheet students can complete to give more information about their maps.

Please take a look at the preview to see the range of activities included. There are plenty of photographs!

This product is included in our Grade 4 Social Studies Bundle or our Grade 5 Social Studies Bundle where you can save 20%!

Check out our other Social Studies products.

Does your classroom implement Universal Design for Learning? This activity is perfect for your "multiple means of expression" principle.

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What our customers have said about this product:

***Thanks for a great resource. My 5th graders always need additional practice with these skills, and this will help me provide that for them. Thanks again. (Thank you Buckeye Beagle "Knows")

***Fun, adorable, and great for teaching mapping skills!! (Thank you!)

Thank you for your consideration! Happy geographical thinking from the Brain Ninjas!
Total Pages
82 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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