Project Based Learning: Treasure Map

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This is a Project Based Learning (PBL) activity! Great resource for teaching Landforms and map skills in your Social Studies classroom! What could be more fun than creating your own island to hide your pirate treasure? Have your students design their own Treasure Map and Island while using their knowledge of landforms and map skills.

This map skills activity is designed to capture the interests of students while assessing their map skills. Treasure Map project is created to be intrinsically motivational; most students love pretending to be pirates for a couple of days!

Although the project can be used as a culminating map project and map assessment, it can also be used as a spring board for learning map skills.

This Treasure Map project contains:
o Clear and easy to follow student directions
o A project rubric
o 5 antique paper samples
o A student check list
o Sample student work to evaluate collaboratively

In this Treasure Map Project, students will use map skills to:
o Design their own islands (rough draft and final)
o Place landmarks and landforms on their islands
o Make a compass rose and map key
o Ensure map key symbols represent island features
o Use cardinal and intermediate directions
o Create a “walking” map to their treasures using 5 different landmarks on their maps
o Use directionality to give directions to their treasures
o Use a check list to stay on track
o Use teacher check points and signatures to stay on track
o Use the rubric to evaluate a sample student’s work
o Use the rubric to self-edit their own maps
o Use antiqued paper to write directions to their treasures
o Apply basic map skills throughout the project
o Have loads of FUN!

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Project Based Learning: Treasure Map
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Project Based Learning: Treasure Map
Project Based Learning: Treasure Map