Explore maps and globes in this unit. Hands-on activities include playing a direction game, comparing an orange and a globe, and drawing a map. An online game and worksheets are included to reinforce the concepts. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.
|What Are Maps||(no rating)|
Your child will learn what a map is, what a map represents, and that a map can be simple or complex.
|What Is a Globe||(no rating)|
Your child will learn that a globe is a visual representation of the earth and learn some of the advantages and disadvantages of globes.
|Map Symbols||(no rating)|
Your child will learn what map symbols are and why we use them. He or she will also look at some common map symbols.
|Compass Rose||(no rating)|
Your child will learn that the compass rose is a map symbol that shows direction (north, south, east and west).
|Cardinal Directions||(no rating)|
Your child will learn that the cardinal directions are north, south, east and west.
|Helping Your Child Learn Geography||(no rating)|
This article provides ideas to teach geography to your child through everyday activities.
|Cardinal Directions Activity||(no rating)|
You will label a room with the four cardinal directions (north, south, east and west). Then you will ask your child to bring you objects by telling him or her where they are located.
|A Globe and an Orange|
In this activity, you will use an orange to show your child why we use globes and why we use maps.
|Draw a Map|
You and your child will walk or bicycle around your neighborhood. When you get home, your child will draw a map of the neighborhood.
|Map Symbol Game||(no rating)|
In this online game, your child will identify different map symbols.
|A Map Key||(no rating)|
Use this worksheet to match map symbols.
|The Four Directions||(no rating)|
Use this worksheet to practice finding north, south, east and west.
|Maps and Map Symbols||(no rating)|
Use this worksheet to practice finding locations on a map.
|Compass Rose Images||(no rating)|
See images of different types of the compass rose.
|Cardinal Directions Video||(no rating)|
Watch this short video to learn the cardinal directions on a globe.
|Teaching Map Skills to Children||(no rating)|
This video gives tips for teaching your child map skills.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: