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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!

5 Ideas for Teaching Map Skills

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,

AMAZING freebie to use for story maps... Perfect for Kindergarten to sketch their plans before writing! :)

Teach Your Child to Read - AMAZING freebie to use for story maps. Perfect for Kindergarten to sketch their plans before writing! :) - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

Your students have awoken on an deserted island. How are they going to survive? Food, shelter, water, who knows?  This project based learning activity asks students to problem solve and world-build, unlike anything they've done before.  It brings together

Project Based Learning Activity: Island Survival (PBL)

Your students have awoken on an deserted island. How are they going to survive? Food, shelter, water, who knows? This project based learning activity asks students to problem solve and world-build, unlike anything they've done before. It brings together

Dragon's Den Curriculum: Maps! Videos, Freebies and More!...If you teach a unit on maps don't miss this great freebie lesson on map grids! PLUS get map videos, games and even a SmartBoard activity on this post!

Maps! Videos, Freebies and More!

Videos, Freebies and More!If you teach a unit on maps don't miss this great freebie lesson on map grids! PLUS get map videos, games and even a SmartBoard activity on this post!

activities to teach kids about maps

A BrainPop video about reading maps would be an excellent way to introduce the map unit as a whole. Gives students basic information about the topic without overwhelming them.

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.