Task 1: In this task you will learn about what a map is and also key elements that make a map. The four links below will provide you with information you will need to complete Task 1.
1) Watch and listen to the read aloud of There's A Map on My Lap! written by Tish Rabe. As you are following along, think about how maps are used and why they are important. Please click the link below to begin the reading.
2) After watching this video, click on the links below to learn about maps and key elements found on maps. Please click the links below to begin.
3) Now that you have watched the read aloud and informational links about maps and some key elements on a map, you will need to answer questions to check your understanding. Click on the Task 1 Worksheet attachment below. Be sure to print out this worksheet and complete it.
4) When you have completed your worksheet, be sure to turn it in to your teacher.
Task 2: In this task you will use what you learned about key elements on a map and create a map of a place at your school.
1) Now that you have learned about key elements on a map, you will create your own map of your favorite place at your school.
2) Click on the Student Map Example attachment below to see an example of a classroom map. Look at the map to get some ideas on how to create your own map.
3) Making your Map
- Gather supplies such as a large sheet of blank construction paper, pencil, crayons, markers, and a ruler.
- Select your favorite place at school that you would like to create a map of.
- Create your map. Be sure to include the key elements of a map such as: The Title, Compass Rose, Key or Legend, Scale.
- Have fun with this project. Be sure to add color and be a quality producer.
4) When you have completed your map, be sure to turn it in to your teacher. Be prepared to share your map with the class!
Task 3: In this task you will use what you learned in the WebQuest and your critical thinking skills to answer questions about maps.
1) Click on the Student Test Worksheet attachment below. Be sure to print out this worksheet and complete it as best you can.
2) When you have completed your worksheet, be sure to turn it in to your teacher.