Where am I? Knowing how to draw and read a map is important for traveling to new places. Become cartographers for the day by creating maps and learning about symbols and keys.

Major Concepts to Be Explored:

Students will be able to understand the basic elements of geographic representation using maps. They will learn about a compass rose, map key and how to use symbols on a map. They will also gain a better understanding of how to interpret maps.

Essential Standards:

  • K.C&G.1.2: Explain why citizens obey rules in the classroom, school, home, and neighborhood.
  • K.G.1.1: Use maps to locate places in the classroom, school, and home.
  • K.G.1.2: Use globes and maps to locate land and water features.
  • 1.G.1.2: Give examples showing locations of places (home, classroom, school, and community).
  • 1.G.1.3: Understand the basic elements of geographic representation using maps (cardinal directions and map symbols).
  • 1.G.1.1: Use geographic tools to identify characteristics of various landforms and bodies of water.
  • 2.G.1.1: Interpret maps of the school and community that contain symbols, legends, and cardinal directions.

Methods and Activities:

Group Discussion, Interactive Centers, Hands-on Experimentation

Key Vocabulary:

Compass Rose, Map Key, Symbols, Globe

Call To Book

704.372.6261 x300
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • $12 per student
  • Minimum of 15 students