Maps and Globes Lesson Plans

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K-3 Lesson Plans

Grade 4-5 Lesson Plans

Grade 6+ Lesson Plans

K-3 LESSON PLANS - UNITED STATES MAP

K-3 Lesson Area No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf Files
United States Map 1 Introduction to the United States Map Introduction to the United States Map .pdf
United States Map 2 Introduction to Symbols Introduction to Symbols - .pdf 
United States Map 3 Map Legend/City Symbols Map Legend/City Symbols - .pdf
United States Map 4 States States - .pdf
United States Map 5 State Capitals State Capitals - .pdf
United States Map 6 Continent, Country, State Continent, Country, State - .pdf
United States Map 7 Four Main Directions Four Main Directions - .pdf
United States Map 8 Using the Four Main Directions in the Classroom Using the Four Main Directions in the Classroom - .pdf
United States Map 9 Directions on the United States Map Directions on the United States Map - .pdf
United States Map 10 Rivers Rivers- .pdf
United States Map 11 Lakes Lakes - .pdf
United States Map 12 Land Elevation Land Elevation - .pdf
United States Map 13 Intermediate Directions Intermediate Directions - .pdf

K-3 LESSON PLANS - WORLD MAP & GLOBE

K-3 Lesson Area No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf Files
World Map & Globe 1 Introduction to the Globe Introduction to the Globe - .pdf
World Map & Globe 2 Continents of the Globe Continents of the Globe - .pdf
World Map & Globe 3 Equator, North Pole, and South Pole Equator, North Pole, and South Pole - .pdf
World Map & Globe 4 Introduction to the World Map Introduction to the World Map - .pdf
World Map & Globe 5 Introduction to Symbols Introduction to Symbols - .pdf
World Map & Globe 6 Countries of the World Countries of the World - .pdf
World Map & Globe 7 Continents and Countries Continents and Countries - .pdf
World Map & Globe 8 Country Capitals Country Capitals - .pdf
World Map & Globe 9 Cities of the World Cities of the World - .pdf
World Map & Globe 10 Four Main Directions Four Main Directions - .pdf
World Map & Globe 11 Using the Four Main Directions in the Classroom Using the Four Main Directions in the Classroom - .pdf
World Map & Globe 12 Seas, Gulfs, and Bays Seas, Gulfs, and Bays - .pdf
World Map & Globe 13 Island Countries Island Countries - .pdf
World Map & Globe 14 Land Elevation Land Elevation - .pdf
World Map & Globe 15 Mountains of the World Mountains of the World - .pdf

K-3 LESSON PLANS - LANDSCAPE

K-3 Lesson Area No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf Files
Landscape 1 Using the Landscape Picture Map to develop Social Studies Skills Using the Landscape Picture Map to develop Social Studies Skills - .pdf
Landscape 2 The Earth's Surface The Earth's Surface - .pdf
Landscape 3 Natural and People-Made Features Natural and People-Made Features - .pdf
Landscape 4 Where People Live - Neighborhoods Where People Live - Neighborhoods - .pdf
Landscape 5 Simple Route Map Simple Route Map - .pdf
Landscape 6 Types of Transportation Types of Transportation - .pdf
Landscape 7 The Changing Landscape The Changing Landscape - .pdf
Landscape 8 Where People Work Where People Work - .pdf
Landscape 9 Natural Features Natural Features - .pdf
Landscape 10 Natural Features Natural Features - .pdf
Landscape 11 Natural Features as a Resource Natural Features as a Resource - .pdf
Landscape 12 Pollution Pollution - .pdf
Landscape 13 Locating Places - Making a Map Grid Locating Places - Making a Map Grid - .pdf
Landscape 14 Locating Places Locating Places - .pdf

K-3  LITERATURE BASED LESSON PLANS

K-3 Lesson Area No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf Files
Literature Based 1 The Globe and World Map The Globe and World Map - .pdf
Literature Based 2 Regions of the United States Regions of the United States - .pdf
Literature Based 3 Tracing Our Family's History Tracing Our Family's History - .pdf
Literature Based 4 Natural Features as a Resource Natural Features as a Resource - .pdf
Literature Based 5 People Change the Landscape People Change the Landscape - .pdf
Literature Based 6 Where People Live Where People Live- .pdf
Literature Based 7 Weather Words Weather Words- .pdf
Literature Based 8 Depending on Others Depending on Others- .pdf
Literature Based 9 Size and Scale Size and Scale- .pdf
Literature Based 10 Direction Direction- .pdf

K-3  GEOGRAPHIC TERMS

K-3 Lesson Area No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf File
    Geographic Terms Geographic Terms - .pdf

GRADE 4-5: GLOBE LESSON PLANS

Grade 4-5 Lesson Area No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf Files
Globe A Getting the Students Ready to Use the Globe Getting the Students Ready to Use the Globe - .pdf
Globe 1 The Horizon Ring The Horizon Ring - .pdf
Globe 2 Distance Distance - .pdf
Globe 3 Cardinal Directions Cardinal Directions - .pdf
Globe 4 Intermediate Directions Intermediate Directions - .pdf
Globe 5 Latitude Latitude - .pdf
Globe 6 Longitude Longitude - .pdf
Globe 7 Parallels and Meridians Parallels and Meridians - .pdf
Globe 8 Locating Places Locating Places - .pdf
    Answer Key for Globe Lessons Answer Key for Globe Lessons - .pdf

GRADE 4-5: UNITED STATES MAP LESSONS

Grade 4-5
Lesson Area
No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf Files
United States Map 1 Maps, Symbols and Legends Maps, Symbols and Legends - .pdf
United States Map 2 Water Features Water Features - .pdf
United States Map 3 Direction Mixers Direction Mixers - .pdf
United States Map 4 States and Capitals States and Capitals - .pdf
United States Map 5 The Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail - .pdf
United States Map 6 Center of Population Center of Population - .pdf
United States Map 7 Zip Codes Zip Codes - .pdf
United States Map 8 Scale Scale - .pdf
    Answer Key for U.S. Map Lessons Answer Key for U.S. Map Lessons - .pdf

GRADE 4-5: WORLD MAP LESSONS

Grade 4-5
Lesson Area
No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf Files
World Map 1 World Grid Systems World Grid Systems - .pdf
World Map 2 Latitude on World Maps Latitude on World Maps - .pdf
World Map 3 Longitude on World Maps Longitude on World Maps - .pdf
World Map 4 The Global Grid System The Global Grid System - .pdf
World Map 5 World Projections, Distance, and the North Pole World Projections, Distance, and the North Pole - .pdf
World Map 6 Political Legends and Map Symbols Political Legends and Map Symbols - .pdf
World Map 7 Type as a Symbol Type as a Symbol - .pdf
    Answer Key for World Map Lessons Answer Key for World Map Lessons - .pdf

GRADE 4-5: APPLYING GLOBE SKILLS LESSONS

Grade 4-5
Lesson Area
No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf Files
Globe Skills 1 Ancient Americans Ancient Americans - .pdf
Globe Skills 2 An Early American Culture An Early American Culture - .pdf
Globe Skills 3 Old World and New World - Why Contact Took So Long Old World and New World - Why Contact Took So Long - .pdf
Globe Skills 4 The Compass The Compass - .pdf
Globe Skills 5 Magellan Magellan - .pdf
Globe Skills 6 The Pilgrims The Pilgrims - .pdf
Globe Skills 7 The Slave Trade The Slave Trade - .pdf
Globe Skills 8 Early Spanish Settlements Early Spanish Settlements - .pdf
Globe Skills 9 The Revolutionary War The Revolutionary War - .pdf
Globe Skills 10 The Revolutionary War Sea Battle The Revolutionary War Sea Battle - .pdf
Globe Skills 11 Post Roads Post Roads - .pdf
Globe Skills 12 Congressional Travel Congressional Travel - .pdf
Globe Skills 13 The Gold Rush The Gold Rush - .pdf
Globe Skills 14 The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad - .pdf
Globe Skills 15 Civil War Naval Strategy Civil War Naval Strategy - .pdf
Globe Skills 16 Cattle Trails Cattle Trails - .pdf
Globe Skills 17 Alaska and Hawaii Alaska and Hawaii - .pdf
Globe Skills 18 Charles Lindbergh's Flight to Paris Charles Lindbergh's Flight to Paris - .pdf
Globe Skills 19 Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor - .pdf
    Answer Key for Globe Lessons Answer Key for Globe Lessons - .pdf

GRADE 6+ GLOBE LESSON PLANS

Grade 6+
Lesson Area
No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf Files
Globe A Getting the Students Ready to Use the Globe Getting the Students Ready to Use the Globe - .pdf
Globe 1 The Horizon Ring The Horizon Ring - .pdf
Globe 2 Distance Distance - .pdf
Globe 3 Cardinal Directions Cardinal Directions - .pdf
Globe 4 Intermediate Directions Intermediate Directions - .pdf
Globe 5 Latitude Latitude - .pdf
Globe 6 Longitude Longitude - .pdf
Globe 7 Parallels and Meridians Parallels and Meridians - .pdf
Globe 8 Locating Places Locating Places - .pdf
Globe 9 Around the World - A Challenge Around the World - A Challenge - .pdf
Globe 10 Latitude Zones Latitude Zones - .pdf
Globe 11 Rotation of the Earth Rotation of the Earth - .pdf
Globe 12 Global Time Global Time - .pdf
Globe 13 When the Day Changes When the Day Changes - .pdf
Globe 14 Earth & Sun Earth & Sun - .pdf
Globe 15 The Changing Seasons The Changing Seasons - .pdf
Globe 16 Daylight Hours Daylight Hours - .pdf
    Answer Key for Globe Lessons Answer Key for Globe Lessons - .pdf

GRADE 6+ - U.S. PHYSICAL/POLITICAL MAP LESSONS

Grade 6+
Lesson Area
No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf Files
United States Map 1 Maps, Symbols and Legends Maps, Symbols and Legends - .pdf
United States Map 2 Direction Mixers Direction Mixers - .pdf
United States Map 3 Water Features Water Features - .pdf
United States Map 4 States and Capitals States and Capitals - .pdf
United States Map 5 Center of Population Center of Population - .pdf
United States Map 6 Zip Codes Zip Codes - .pdf
United States Map 7 Scale Scale - .pdf
United States Map 8 The Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail - .pdf
    Answer Key for U.S. Map Lessons Answer Key for U.S. Map Lessons - .pdf

GRADE 6+ - GEOGRAPHY TERMS

Grade 6+
Lesson Area
No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf File
    Geography Terms Geography Terms - ,pdf

GRADE 6+ - WORLD MAP LESSONS

Grade 6+
Lesson Area
No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf Files
World Map 1 World Grid Systems World Grid Systems - ,pdf
World Map 2 Latitude on World Maps Latitude on World Maps - ,pdf
World Map 3 Longitude on World Maps Longitude on World Maps - ,pdf
World Map 4 The Global Grid System The Global Grid System - ,pdf
World Map 5 World Projections, Distance, and the North Pole World Projections, Distance, and the North Pole - ,pdf
World Map 6 Political Legends and Map Symbols Political Legends and Map Symbols - ,pdf
World Map 7 Types as a Symbol Types as a Symbol - ,pdf
World Map 8 Land Elevations Land Elevations - ,pdf
    Answer Key for World Map Lessons Answer Key for World Map Lessons - ,pdf

GRADE 6+ - APPLYING GLOBE SKILLS LESSONS

Grade 6+
Lesson Area
No. Lesson Title Printable
.pdf Files
Globe Skills 1 Some Early American Cultures Some Early American Cultures - .pdf
Globe Skills 2 Paving the Way for Columbus Paving the Way for Columbus - .pdf
Globe Skills 3 Voyage to a New World Voyage to a New World - .pdf
Globe Skills 4 The Colonial Period The Colonial Period - .pdf
Globe Skills 5 Growth of the New Nation Growth of the New Nation - .pdf
Globe Skills 6 The Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase - .pdf
Globe Skills 7 The Transcontinental Railroad The Transcontinental Railroad - .pdf
Globe Skills 8 Dust Bowl Travelers Dust Bowl Travelers - .pdf
Globe Skills 9 The Cold War The Cold War - .pdf
Globe Skills 10 Apollo 11 Apollo 11 - .pdf
Globe Skills 11 The Viet Nam War The Viet Nam War - .pdf
    Answer Key For Globe Lessons Answer Key For Globe Lessons - .pdf