Mapping Skills Unit

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
Formats Included
  • Zip
  • Activity
  • Assessment
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Looking for an ENTIRE mapping unit! This product may be just what you need in your classroom! Recommended for grades, 3, 4, and 5 but may also be adapted for use in grade 2.

This low-prep *zip file* unit has all you need to teach mapping skills to your students and includes:

  • Day-by-day suggested objectives and activities for no-prep lesson planning!
  • Color mapping skill posters for focus wall
  • "Me on the Map" activity with two options
  • Interactive notebook components
  • Differentiated mapping activities
  • Engaging activities that can also be used as formative assessments
  • Problem-Based Learning activity with rubric
  • Editable Mapping Skills Assessment

This unit teaches the following mapping concepts and skills:

  • Compass rose and cardinal directions
  • The four hemispheres
  • Equator and Prime Meridian
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Reading latitude and longitude on a map
  • Parts of a map (title, compass rose, map key/legend, scale, symbols)
  • Using a map for directions
  • Reading and analyzing a map
  • Creating a map

Easel activities and assessments are also included so you can use with students virtually or on computers in the classroom as well!

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Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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