September 25, 2015
By Ginger Bruster

Lesson plan

Classroom Map

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  • Students will be able to read a map and a map key and create their own map of their classroom.
(5 minutes)
  • Ask students if they've even seen a map before and if they can share with the class what they are for.
  • Find out what students have read a map.
  • Ask students what they know about maps.
(5 minutes)
  • Pass out the Using a Map Key worksheet.
  • Explain that maps have a Map key, where the user can see what symbols represent on a map.
  • Have students look at the map key on the worksheet.
  • Complete the worksheet together as a class.
(20 minutes)
  • Pass out the Reading a Map worksheet.
  • Complete the worksheet together as a class.
  • Show students how to make a map of a room on the whiteboard.
  • Make sure you include a map key!
(20 minutes)
  • Pass out blank paper to each student.
  • Students will create a classroom map including a map key.
  • Point out landmarks in your classroom that may be important for students to include.
  • Encourage students to get up and walk around the classroom quietly if need to get a better view of the classroom.

Enrichment:Advanced students may make a map of the whole school.

Support:Struggling students can partner up with another student to help guide them with this assignment.

(5 minutes)
  • Students will be assessed by the completion of their worksheets and the effort put into their classroom maps.
(10 minutes)
  • Have students share their classroom maps they've created with the class.
  • Have students compare and contrast maps.

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