Canada’s Interactions with the Global Community: Reading a Map (4-12)
Created by a middle school teacher, Canada
Navigation is a skill with ancient roots and modern demands. Understanding how and why we use maps and basic cartographic concepts will help students better describe and understand their world. The slides provided and the Kids Boost Immunity lesson ‘Reading a Map’ both help students to gain an understanding of mapping. Two activities support students to apply what they have learned with assessment checklists provided.
Teachers can adapt the lesson plan and supporting materials as needed to work for younger students (grades 4-6).
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- Slides: Introduction to Maps
- Worksheet: Introduction to Maps
- Worksheet: Lesson 2
- Map Making Assessment Checklist: Map Your Room
- Map Making Assessment Checklist: Map Your Life
- Lesson 2: Reading a Map Teacher Answer Guide—To hide from students, you have to be logged in and scroll down to the answer key section below!
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