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Maps Project - How to Understand a Map Hands-On

Maps Project - How to Understand a Map Hands-On
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My students absolutely loved this project because it allowed them to be creative and work in a group setting. Students start by choosing a group of 2-3 peers and then brainstorm an imaginary county of their choosing. Students come up with city names and landmarks and then begin to sketch an idea of what their county will look like. I preview this by showing them on Google a picture of their county and we analyze the boundaries and cities within.

Students then work together to create a nice poster with a legend (key), scale, compass rose, and a road map. They must also create at least three questions quizzing other students on how to get from one place to another on their maps. Included in this packet is a rubric that I used to grade their posters. Additionally, rather than presenting the maps at the end of the project, the maps are placed all around the room with their connecting questions and answer keys. Students rotate from one group's map to the next, answering the given questions. Included is an answer sheet for them to use for this activity. I also use this answer sheet to identify that they understand how to read a map.

This is my first time using TeachersPayTeachers, so if there's something I can add or change to make this a better product, please contact me and I will be sure to revise and edit. Thank you!
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7 pages
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2 Weeks
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