Maps and Globes: Reading Passage and Activity: Great for Interactive Notebooks

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Maps and Globes: Are you studying maps and globes? Do you love interactive notebooks? If so, this passage and interactive notebook flippable activity will work perfectly for you.


Why do I think you will love my passages? I work very hard to research the information. I try to include a lot of info. and not leave gaps in history like some textbooks do. I try to write passages on one topic, so that it is easier for upper elementary to digest. I have been told I have a writing style that makes the topics easy to learn. I have taught the information for twenty years, PLUS... a bonus is that I confer with my husband who has taught US History for nearly twenty five years and has a Master's degree in US History. I can assure you that we make a great team when it comes to US History!

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This passage does not cover every topic related to maps and globes. It is a great introduction to the topics it does cover.

This passage covers details and key vocabulary on the topic of maps and globes, such as: defining maps, defining globes, lines of latitude, lines of latitude, global addresses using the lines, grids, equator, prime meridian, hemispheres, a few examples of types of maps, compass rose, cardinal and intermediate directions, map scale, map keys, symbols, and more.

****Note, the last paragraph of the passage talks about exploring maps and globes. This is the perfect time for them to actually look at a globe you have in the classroom and maps in the back of their SS book in order to further discuss the vocabulary introduced in the passage. ***

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This passage will work as a reading or social studies lesson. It can be used to introduce maps and globes or even to review details before test time.

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The passage is copied as a booklet style, meaning you will print on the front and back of one page. Students will then fold the one page booklet, so that there is a cute cover. When they open it up, they find the passage on the inside. It will glue perfectly inside their notebook.

Once the passage is glued in their notebook, they can glue the flippable in the notebook. The flippable has 5 questions that go along with the passage.

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This passage was written with 4th-5th graders in mind, but it could be used with students beyond that grade, as well.

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Other maps and globes activities:

Maps and Globes BINGO
Maps and Globes Poster Activity
Maps and Globes Interactive Notebook

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Please... if you ever notice anything in my passages that needs to be corrected, such as factual information, please send me a message before you rate the product. I do my best to research thoroughly and provide historical facts. I can look back over and have a new copy uploaded fairly quickly.

Also, if you notice typos or anything else, that is appreciated too. Even with several sets of eyes looking over my work, at times a word can be missed. Thanks so much ahead of time.

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I appreciate each and every person that supports my love of creating fun activities.

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