Students use these printable plus a brown paper lunch sack to create the state map of Oklahoma including all metropolitan areas, major water systems, and landforms.
This activity correlates to Oklahoma Social Studies Content Standard 3.1.B, C, & D:
B. Interpret thematic maps of Oklahoma with the essential map elements of title, legend, scale, and directional indicators.
C. Identify Oklahoma’s major landforms and bodies of water on a physical map including Arbuckle Mountains, Ozark Plateau, Wichita Mountains, Kiamichi Mountains, Black Mesa, Red River, Canadian River, Arkansas River, Lake Texoma, Lake Eufaula, and Lake Tenkiller, Grand Lake of the Cherokees, and the Great Salt Plains.
D. Identify Oklahoma’s major metropolitan centers and cities on a political map including Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton, Stillwater, Norman, Muskogee, Woodward, McAlester, and Ponca City.
Students will use research using an atlas, map in a text, or the internet to locate specific and important places in Oklahoma. They then create a map including all locations/landmarks along with a map legend, compass rose, and title.