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Map Skills Unit | Creative Mapping Activity | Paper

Map Skills Unit | Creative Mapping Activity | Paper

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Review map skills while getting to know your students through these geography lessons and a cumulative art project that uses map skills. Your planning is done for the next few weeks as your students work and you can even create a fantastic bulletin board for your classroom at the same time.

This easy-to-use resource includes:

  • lessons on titles, landforms, map labels, cardinal and intermediate directions, the compass rose, relative location, reading a legend, scale, equator, Prime Meridian, longitude, and latitude. These are great for review or introductions.
  • complete lesson plans to teach a variety of map reading skills with modifications so you can easily differentiate for your students.
  • student mapping pages.
  • answer keys.
  • a review activity of all the map skills.
  • quizzes with answer keys.
  • photographs of student examples.
  • Canadian/British and American spellings.
  • customary and metric measurements.
  • a creative and geographical thinking map project to wrap up all the learning in a fun and awesome artistic way. It's perfect for back to school but works any time of year.
  • student planning pages for the map project.
  • student checklists for the map project.
  • rubrics for the art project
  • extension activity for the map project.

If you teach in Alberta, be aware this resource was written for the old Social Studies Program of Studies. It has not been reviewed or adjusted for the new Alberta social studies curriculum which is being piloted in the 2024-25 school year. To learn about how we plan to address the changes, visit our site

This task aligns with:

  • Canadian Social Studies lessons about geography.
  • general geography lessons.

Ninja Note: This file is a PDF and requires printing for students to use the student pages. 

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