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Latitude And Longitude Game - By Mapskills. This page offers interactive Flash based activities to help the user gain a number of skills in understanding maps.


These activities can be used by a teacher as a demonstration tool or by the student in the classroom or at home. There are three lessons available. Clicking on the links to the left will bring up the activities. Activity 1: Using grid lines - this short activity is designed to help the student understand the basics of using grid lines. Paper Based Grid Activity - this .pdf document can be printed.

The activities on this site require the free Macromedia Flash plugin. Shockwave/flash. Oxfam Education: Welcome to Mapzone. BBC Schools - Barnaby Bear - Games - Map symbols. National Geographic MapMachine. Where is that. World Atlas of Maps Flags and Geography Facts. Find Your Longitude (nonshockwave) See You See Me - Landscapes.

This site explores the Landscapes of Scotland and develops Map Skills.

See You See Me - Landscapes

It is aimed at P4/5 or 7-9 year olds. See the Teacher's Page for more detailed information on how to get the best out of the site. Highlands & Islands enhanced (flash) standard (html) Central Lowlands. Introduction & Lessons. Graphic Maps custom maps and graphics for any application worldwide. OMC: Create a Map. Lesson Plans - Xpeditions @

Grades 6-8 Overview: As students may already know, they can learn a lot about the world by comparing maps with various themes, such as population density and climate features.

Lesson Plans - Xpeditions @

This lesson asks them to compare thematic maps of the continents and the world as a whole to determine where they would like to live (besides their own home region). They will view several online thematic maps and will conclude by writing paragraphs describing the three places in the world they think they would most like to live, assuming they had been asked to move far away from home. Connections to the Curriculum: Geography Connections to the National Geography Standards: Standard 3: "How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface"

National Geographic Magazine @ Latitude, Longitude and the Earth Thematic Unit. Smaps - find a place in New Zealand. GeoNet Game. EDSITEment - Mapping Lesson Plan. Activity 1.

EDSITEment - Mapping Lesson Plan

Mapping Theme Page. Var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ?

Mapping Theme Page

" : " src='" + gaJsHost + "' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); Mapping Theme Page This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Mapping. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Map Skills Page - North Canton Schools. Social Studies: Environment - Playground Map. Geography Label Me! Printouts. Maps and More Maps!!!! Mapping Skills Intro. Online World Atlas. Maps are a great tool for anyone.

Online World Atlas

They can locate all different places when they have the correct maps. A map can be found online or from travel service agencies and other places, too. Having several of them is a good idea. Keeping them in the glove compartment of a car is always recommended. The maps of USA provide anyone all over the world with the idea of where the United States is located to other countries.

USA maps with states come in very handy when you want to know which state is located in what part of the country. A business traveler must have USA maps with cities. Having maps is important. - Online Maps to Everywhere. World Map Puzzle. Make a relief map jigsaw puzzle Wouldn't it be fun to make your own miniature world, complete with mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, and volcanoes?

World Map Puzzle

Now what does map-making have to do with space? Excellent question! Well, where would you have to go for the real world to look like a map? More on that later. Cut the continents and oceans out of clay or dough, then add the details. What you need: Pattern for your map Scissors Clay, self-hardening or oven-firedORStiff modeling dough, oven-hardening Whichever you choose, you will need about 3 cups-worth Waxed paper (for surface on which to roll out clay) Rolling pin Dull, thin knife Cookie sheet or pizza pan Acrylic paints in "earth tones" Like dirt brown, forest green, mountain purple, ocean blue, snow white, dry grass yellow--or whatever colors you want.

What can we tell about the world from space that we can't tell from the ground? Social Studies: Environment - Creating an Edible Map. Geography World - Map and Globe Skills. Atlas - Xpeditions @ You may download this map, modify it, and use it in any way, provided that you charge no fee for anyone to view or use any item that includes or is based on this map.

Atlas - Xpeditions @

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