Introduction to a Map

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In our Introduction to a Map lesson plan, students learn the basics about maps, including how to read one and how to use cardinal directions. Students put their new knowledge to use by creating their own simple maps.

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Our Introduction to a Map lesson plan familiarizes students with the definition of a map and its parts, using cardinal directions, and reading a map. This lesson solidifies understanding with a simple map creation activity using provided supplies. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to create a map of an imaginary town using paper houses and other buildings and drawing in streets; they must also name their town before they present it to the class, sharpening their presentation skills. Students are also asked to match terms with their correct definitions in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define a map and its parts, use cardinal directions, read a map, and create a simple map using provided supplies.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7

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TM
06/21/2020
Teri M.
US US
Useful ideas

There is a wealth of ideas for all subjects and ages.

AS
02/12/2020
Anny S.
US US
Great Introduction to map reading & directions

I think Clarendon is great for providing these resources for no charge and only asking for a small donation or to leave a review. I homeschool my 2 kids and this website has been extremely helpful. Thank you!

KR
12/05/2019
K R.
US US
Maps

This was a helpful resource, I lover the graphics and plan on using this as part of my sub plans.

AS
10/05/2019
Andrea S.
US US
Awesome

This lesson was a great way to introduce maps to my multigrade class :)

SG
09/26/2019
Sheryl G.
US US
Plural Nouns

I loved the directness of the worksheet. I clarified plural nouns simply for the 3rd graders.