This week my class is learning about maps and globes. It is our first social studies unit of the school year. We started the week by learning what maps where and what globes where. Then we had to think about why we need maps. We filled out this chart.
We also investigated maps to see what is on a map and how to read a map. I put extra maps in our classroom library. These are my boys exploring the maps. They could not get enough! I also put the maps in their reading baskets for read to self time.
We also learned about land and water on maps and colored where land and water. Here are some student examples of practice with maps. We wanted water to be blue and the land colored green for grass, brown for trees and such, and yellow for sand.
I can’t wait to share with you our map keys and other fun ideas we are learning about the rest of the week! We got some great stuff lined up and planned out.
All these ideas and activities are part of my Making Maps unit.
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