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!

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!

Create your own scavenger hunt for your classroom with QR Codes and Google Maps. You're students will love learning map skills with this activity.

QR Codes and Google Maps in Teaching Map Skills

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.

FREE Craftivity! This is a simple cut-and-paste collage style compass rose craft.  It helps kids understand how a compass rose... read more

Teaching Map Skills

Second Grade Math Worksheets: My Neighborhood Map

My Neighborhood Map

My Neighborhood Map- Second Grade- Social Studies- Geography Strand- Spatial Thinking and Skills- Maps and their symbols can be interpreted to answer questions about location of places.

Me on the Map - A hands-on geography project! 100+ pages - $ - This blog post will walk you through the many great activities included in this download! See how this could be used in your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom. Your students will have a much better understanding of their place in the world when you are done!

Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney: Social Studies, Geography, Literacy, Map Skills Please note this product also available specifically for Canada and Australia

Fourth Grade Geography Worksheets: State Scavenger Hunt

State Scavenger Hunt

Fourth Grade Geography Worksheets: State Scavenger Hunt - practice working with latitude and longitude, as well as getting students used to this format for when they write their own Indiana scavenger hunt

This Project Based Learning idea was a hit with my elementary students! They loved diving into map skills and landforms and, of course, burying their own treasure! This is a great way to introduce PBL activities in an engaging way. This PBL resource includes rubrics and step-by-step directions. A great way to assess map skills in your 21st Century classroom!

This Project Based Learning idea was a hit with my elementary students! They loved diving into map skills and landforms and, of course, burying their own treasure! This is a great way to introduce PBL activities in an engaging way. This PBL resource inclu

Introduction to map skills: interactive PowerPoint teaching compass rose, cardinal & intermediate directions, symbols & keys, map scales

Map Skills Powerpoint

Don't have time to make your own powerpoint? Just use this useful powerpoint to introduce maps to your class. It has many great slides to get them to learn a lot more about maps and geography.

Mapping activity - teaching about coordinates, longitude, latitude, etc.- They use ribbon for the equator and prime meridian!

Mapping activity - teaching about coordinates, longitude, latitude, etc.- They use ribbon for the equator and prime meridian - not a bad crafts project of the year to assess my students' experience with such projects.

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