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,
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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 - not a bad crafts project of the year to assess my students' experience with such projects.
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)