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