Map Skills are an important concept to teach. Here are 5 easy ways to get your students interested in maps and to make the job easier for teachers! Super ideas!

Map Reading Skills are an important concept to teach. Here are 5 easy Map Reading Activities and Map Strategies to get your students interested in maps and to make the job easier for teachers!

At first I wasn’t looking forward to teaching maps, but after pulling together some fun crafts, projects, and printable resources maps and globes became one of my favorite social studies units. These ideas will make learning about the cardinal directions, map parts, and types of maps fun for kids. So, go ahead and check out these lesson ideas.

Teaching Maps: Lesson Plan Ideas

At first I wasn’t looking forward to teaching maps, but after pulling together some fun crafts, projects, and printable resources maps and globes became one of my favorite social studies units. These ideas will make learning about the cardinal directions,

Teaching map skills can be boring--but not when you incorporate art, interactive notebooks, and more!  Check out this thorough mapping unit and use it all--or just part to help teach your students about the world.

Maps and Globes Interactive Unit for Grades 3-5

So many mapping units are "fill in the blank" and boring! Check out this post about how to make your mapping unit interactive, filled with projects, cooperative learning, art, and more!

FREE Craftivity! This is a simple cut-and-paste collage style compass rose craft.  It helps kids understand how a compass rose... read more

Teaching Map Skills

Teach Your Child to Read - FREE Craftivity! This is a simple cut-and-paste collage style compass rose craft. It helps kids understand how a compass rose. read more Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

Learning Lab Resources: The ULTIMATE Science Interactive Notebook Pack!

This resource has a ton of great worksheet games or activities that will increase my students map skills. I would use these as independent practice or a group activity after teaching them the different parts of a map.

Mapping activity - teaching about coordinates, longitude, latitude, etc.- They use ribbon for the equator and prime meridian!

Mapping activity - teaching about coordinates, longitude, latitude, etc.- They use ribbon for the equator and prime meridian - not a bad crafts project of the year to assess my students' experience with such projects.

Me on the Map - A hands-on geography project! 100+ pages - $ - This blog post will walk you through the many great activities included in this download! See how this could be used in your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom. Your students will have a much better understanding of their place in the world when you are done!

Even if you aren’t officially responsible for teaching map skills at your grade level, it is still important and extremely beneficial to make time for lessons involving direct instruction related to t

This neighborhood map can be used for teaching map skills to primary age children through relative terms using their own environment. This map can be adapted to teach certain map skills, terms of location, and spatial relationships.

This neighborhood map can be used for teaching map skills to primary age children through relative terms using their own environment. This map can be adapted to teach certain map skills, terms of location, and spatial relationships. (direction too)

Great for mapping setting! Use the free website, Mapmaker, to create maps and practice measuring with a digital ruler.

Create Beautiful Maps with MapMaker

This pin has a link where you can use the website to create maps and practice your skills with a ruler. I could use this in my future classroom for a class activity.

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