This 8 slide SMARTboard Lesson serves to give an introduction, overview and some practice using maps, a compass rose, and following directions.
The specific slides are:
- Map vs. Globe Information
- Finding our Location on a Map
- What is a Compass Rose?
- Where in the World Are We?
- Facts about the Compass Rose
- Following Directions on a Map
- Using a Map Key
All 8 slides are fully interactive with numerous clickable items which fade away to reveal answers to questions.
This lesson is specific to Staten Island in New York City (2 slides are Location Specific), although the slides can be used as a guide to then go to Google Earth and find your own location on a map. I have used this for several years in my classroom and it often does a good job giving students a nice introduction to reading and using maps.
If you would like this lesson customized to your specific location, inbox me and we can discuss specifics and how that would work.