I would use this activity to help students get an idea of where they actually are in regards to the bigger idea that they live in a house, on a street, in a city, in a state, in a country and so on. This is helpful for students to actually get it so that it makes sense on their level. You could also do this on a smaller scale first of the school so they get an idea before the large scale project that this is.
This package contains a variety of handouts, worksheets, a lesson idea, and an activity to help teach students map skills such as scale, cardinal and intermediate directions, types of maps (planimetric, thematic, topographic), and basic map elements (legend, title etc.)
I LOVE geography! I know that makes me weird. But I was a history major in college so a love of geography probably comes along with that. Now I’m a homeschooling mom. I’ve noticed that my 5 year old also loves geography. I don’t even really have to teach him either. He just somehow absorbs … … Continue reading →