Use the free website, Mapmaker, to create maps and practice measuring with a digital ruler.

Create Beautiful Maps with MapMaker

Map skills, mapping a classroom activity. Great for social studies.

Spatial Thinking & Skills Physical and political maps have distinctive characteristics and purposes. Places can be located on a map by using the title, key, alphanumeric grid and cardinal directions.

Cut out the direction words and glue them onto the compass.

-December -Compass/cardinal direction worksheet -This activity introduces the compass rose and the cardinal directions

Review key map skills in a fun, interactive way!  Students will scoot through 24 map skill stations to demonstrate their knowledge on map scale, relative location, cardinal & intermediate directions, US regions, map legends, continents & oceans, and much more! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Map-Skill-Scoot-An-interactive-map-skill-activity-for-intermediate-grades-2102874

Map Skill Scoot! An interactive map skill activity for intermediate grades

Read More About Map Skill Scoot! An interactive map skill activity for intermediate grades!

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.

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.

Map Skills Battleship Game   My students were having a hard time with longitude and latitude. They could not really judge the halfway points between the longitude or latitude lines provided on printed maps and they could not visualize the idea of the coordinates and the fact that the two numbers together made a target on the location we were trying to identify. I compared longitude and latitude lines to a game of Battleship and suddenly lightbulbs went on!  I adapted a United States map to…

Map Skills Battleship Game

Map Skills Battleship Game My students were having a hard time with longitude and latitude. They could not really judge the halfway points between the longitude or latitude lines provided on printed maps and they could not visualize the idea of the coor

Create your own pirate map. Part of a map unit for first grade.

Create your own pirate map. Part of a map unit for first grade. - you could make a map of your school or of your city - include a map key

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