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Social Studies Maps Worksheets

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  • This reading on the Atlantic Ocean is part of the Oceans of the World series. Includes a labeled b/w world map; multiple choice, short answer and map skill questions; and answer key.
  • Perfect picture map to teach map skills. Great for transparencies.

  • Learn about and practice using a world globe.
  • "What state was the home of the Swannees?" This map, which features the locations of some original Native tribes, can be used in a unit on early America, or any map skills lesson.
  • What country is located at 40 N and 5 W? An introduction to the concept, and then 20 skill-building questions. Includes answers.
  • A two page text of Columbus' first voyage to North America, with compass points highlighted in text. Map and directions to use the compass illustration in the document to trace Columbus' route. Includes completion and short answer questions.
  • Follow the directions and color the grid to make the shape. Grid coloring is great for developing early map skills, as well as practicing following directions.
  • Use this fun, interactive Powerpoint game to practice the names, location, and capital cities of the fifty U.S. states. To play, simply open the file and begin the presentation. For any state on the map, try to give the name and the capital. Then click on the question mark to verify the answers, Click on the "home" icon to return to the main page. (Note: After downloading the regular PowerPoint file, you can, if desired, execute a "Save as..." function into a new file with a .pps or.ppsx extension, depending on your version of PowerPoint. The file will then open in presentation mode only, so that changes cannot be made).
  • Explains the reasons for latitude and longitude, and how to use them read maps.
  • Read this brief explanatory text about maps and answer the comprehension questions.
  • Students read realistic road maps and answer directions. Good practice with map skills such as reading legends and with directions.
  • Practice map skills by identifying habitats on this world map.
  • To learn and practice mapping skills by drawing a map of the neighborhood.
  • Use these maps to help students with their geographical knowledge. Includes word wall word strips.
  • A six page book unit of activities that enhances vocabulary and comprehension for David A. Adler's picture book biography of the famous explorer. Includes character map and book report exercises in addition to vocabulary and comprehension work.
  • Follow the directions and color the grid to make the shape of a Christmas stocking. Grid coloring is great for developing early map skills.

  • Practice map skills by labeling the continents on this world map.
  • Use these detailed maps to help review (or expand) students' geographical knowledge of continents, countries, oceans, and seas, as well as to practice map labeling.