Mapping Activity - The World

Runde's Room
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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17 pages
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Make Social Studies come alive with this fun 3D mapping craftivity. This craftivity can be used to help students study and learn the continents and oceans of the world.

There are two different views of the world map: the Western hemisphere and the Eastern hemisphere. This craftivity first has the students coloring the globe outline, then labeling the continents and oceans, equator, and tropic lines, then locating major cities, including the city in which students live.

*Note - this craftivity does not make an actual globe. It is a mapping activity - students work with 3 pages of the Western hemisphere and 3 pages of the Eastern hemisphere. When they assemble the map pages (in ANY order), the finished product resembles a globe shape.

There are two different sizes included in this resource – one on full sheets and one on half sheets if printing copies is limited at your school. Print only the set you need (the questions / directions are the same for both). Students will finish the labeling and coloring (6 pages in total) before assembling the finished globes (assembly instructions included).

I have also included a blank map outline for each hemisphere so you can add your own question, or have your students come up with their own question. Blank outlines can also be used as a cover in case you wish to assemble the globes into a flipbook style, rather than a 3D craftivity.

A rubric is also included for formative or summative assessment.

Completed craftivities are a fabulous way to decorate your classroom or bulletin boards. It’s a great way to have your students build a display they are proud to share. These globes would look fabulous lined up along a shelf.

You have three different options for printing (you want your globes to be sturdy enough to stand on their own):

- Print on white construction paper

- Print on cardstock

- Print on regular paper, then glue onto construction paper and cut out around the globe shape

For easier completion, be sure students complete each page BEFORE they assemble (cut and glue) the craftivity.

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Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
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