Map skills are fun to teach, but finding resources is sometimes difficult. I created this Mega Maps resource with everything I need in one place. The maps included in this product include General Reference Maps, Thematic (Theme) Maps, Political Maps, Topography, and Landmark Maps. Included in this 62-page resource are informational text pieces about each type of map. Key vocabulary words are bolded in each of the informational text passages.
What is a map?
Two continents songs
What in the Word are Continents? – a ‘Let Me Tell You’ Accordion Book
Kinds of Maps Reference Chart (for teacher)
Flip- Defs! A cute foldable activity for writing definitions and facts about each of the kinds of maps
Maps and Globes – What’s the difference?
Maps and Globes Foldable (describe differences)
Learn about Landform Maps – informational text passage
Landform Map Symbols – foldable – 2 pages
Landform Vocabulary – Flip Defs!
Learn about General Reference Maps – informational text passage with illustrations
2 General Reference Map Activity pages
1 sheet of tiny cars you students can drive on their maps to answer questions
General Reference Map Vocabulary – Flip Defs!
Learn about Political Maps – informational text passage with illustrations
Learn about Political Maps – Countries of North America
Political Map – Concept Tree about My State
Learn about Political Maps – Identify and Label Regions of the United States
Political Map Vocabulary – Flip Defs!
Learn about Grid Maps – Informational Text with Illustrations
Grid Map Practice Pages – Solve a Mystery, Continent Grid Map (2 pages), Locate the Chicks, and Help Fernando
Grid Map Vocabulary – Flip-Defs!
Theme Maps – Informational Text Passage with Illustration
Read a Theme Map (weather)
Make a Theme Map (landforms)
Make a Theme Map – hyperlinked (“hot-linked”) informational text and planning page
My Theme Map – Student page
Theme Map Flip – Defs!
Learn about Scale Maps – Informational Text Passage
Use a Scale Map (guided practice – introductory level)
Use a Scale Map – 1 inch equals 200 miles
Scale Map Vocabulary – Flip Defs!
General Reference Map – Concept Tree
Blank Map Concept Tree
Make a Map Home Project Letter
Make a Map Writing Paper (2 pages)
Make a Map – Blank Map Page
Make a Map Flip Book – 4 Pages of map book pages and instructions
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