Map Skills For Young Students with Me On The Map
This week in our social studies activities, we are working on map skills. Take a look at this lesson where kids learned all about the map key, compass rose and more!
I started our lesson on with the book Me On the Map by Joan Sweeney. This cute book shows students how easy it is to find where you live and how they fit into the larger world. It’s the perfect introduction to a mapping unit for kindergarten and first grade students.
Next, I showed the students some maps that I have collected and I pointed out features like the compass rose, key, roads and symbols. We also watched a couple of YouTube videos about maps.
Next, we made an anchor chart with a list of places that someone might want to find in our town.
Making Maps In Small Groups
The students worked in small groups to create their own map of the town. I gave each group a large sheet of white construction paper (18×24). To save time, I drew the roads on the paper ahead of time. You could let your students do this part too, if you have time. The kids used construction paper scraps to create different places from our list.
Learning About Map Symbols
Next, it was time to dive a little deeper and learn about the symbols on a map. I showed the students these anchor charts where they learned about the key and the compass rose.
The students learned that a map key contains symbols for places on a map. We used these picture sorting cards to match the place with its symbol.
Then, the students practiced using the map key and compass rose to help them find different places using these worksheets.
The students also practiced working in our Google Classroom using this google slides activity. This gives them great practice working online and these activities are perfect for distance or hybrid learning!
We finished up our unit by making this free flip book for the story Me On The Map. It demonstrated to the students their place in the world as they illustrated their house, neighborhood, town, state, country and world.
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Map Skills Worksheets
Compass Rose | Chart
Encourage 1st grade and 2nd grade kids to understand their surroundings, by learning the names and locations of the cardinal and intermediate or primary inter cardinal directions with this chart.
Compass Rose | Cut and Glue Activity
Make use of this cut and glue activity to label the compass rose, for reviewing and reiterating the eight directions and, set the young geographers on the path of acquiring map skills.
Reading a Map
Make a positive headway by learning to read a basic map with this PDF worksheet, and help children of elementary school build spatial reasoning skills as they complete a variety of enjoyable tasks.
Studying a Zoo Map
Studying a map of a place helps gain visual literacy about the layout and the location of things in relation to one another. Our printable worksheet will help develop this ability sufficiently.
Interpreting a Room Plan
This interesting printable of interpreting the layout of a room to answer relevant questions, will immensely help kids of grade 3 in making directional sense of the things around them.
Directions on the U.S. Map
Would your students of 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade enjoy helping young travelers know their directions? The pdf exercise features the map of U.S. with abbreviated state names.
Map with Scales
Let kids calculate how far places are located, in relation to one another using a map scale. Cut the scale at the bottom of the page to measure the distance in this map skills worksheet.
Map Skills | Word Search
This unique word search activity requires children of grade 4 and grade 5 to decipher the given clues in order to find the words in the grid. They will learn keywords associated with maps and their definitions.
Using a Map Grid
Being able to read and interpret coordinates on a map is essential for specifying accurate locations on a map. This adorable treasure hunt themed map grid will make learning much more fun.
How good is your 5th grade child at analyzing maps? Get them to locate places, interpret legends, estimate distances and answer questions based on their analysis to complete this PDF worksheet.
Preschool Activities on Maps
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