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  • Students read realistic road maps and answer directions. Good practice with map skills such as reading legends and with directions.
  • Two part b/w nomenclature card of map of the world with continents outlined.
  • Set of nomenclature cards of the world. Each of seven continents highlighted in a different color on full color version, followed by individual cards for each continent, showing that continent only color highlighted and named.
  • Use geometrical shapes and vocabulary to design a map.
  • Use the map to answer the questions about Texas.
  • Reading comprehensio on the 2010 Olympics with questions, matching, map skills, colored map of southern Canada & U.S.

  • Use the crop map to answer questions about where various crops are grown in the United States.
  • This Barktown Map Skills is perfect to practice map skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Barktown Map Skills. Good practice for giving directions, reading grid maps, and understanding legends.
  • "Belize's coral reef is (north/south) of the Florida reef tract." Use a map to find the correct cardinal direction and then circle the correct answer.
  • This Chick (medium) Grid Coloring is perfect to practice grid coloring skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Chick (medium) Grid Coloring. 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.
  • This biography of Eleanor Roosevelt comes with multiple choice reading comprehension questions and four great writing prompts, including suggestions for research and map skills work.
  • "Find these deserts on a world map. Next to each name put the name of the continent they are in."
  • Unlabeled outline map of the world.
  • This one page reading comprehension on the Pacific 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.
  • This Shapes and 7 x 8 (elementary) 1 Grids is perfect to practice geometry skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Shapes and 7 x 8 (elementary) 1 Grids. The happy face is in B1. Find the pictures in this simple grid and write down the correct co-ordinates. A great introduction to map-reading!
  • Students read realistic road maps and answer directions. Good practice with map skills such as reading legends and with directions.
  • "Color the United States blue." Six pages of simple map skills, identifying countries of North America.
  • This one page reading comprehension 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; a writing prompt; and answer key.
  • This Zany Zoo Map Skills is perfect to practice map skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Zany Zoo Map Skills. Good practice for giving directions, reading grid maps, and understanding legends.
  • Map of United States and Canada, with coloring instructions.
  • This Shapes and 5 x 5 (primary) -alpha Grid Game is perfect to practice grid coloring skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Shapes and 5 x 5 (primary) -alpha Grid Game. "Place a TRIANGLE at B,4." Place the colorful pictures (included) in this simple (5x5) grid by following the the correct co-ordinates. This grid game is great for developing early map skills and shape recognition, and for practicing following directions.
  • 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.
  • This Cross Grid Coloring is perfect to practice grid coloring skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Cross Grid Coloring. 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.
  • This Ornament Grid Coloring is perfect to practice grid coloring skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Ornament Grid Coloring. Follow the directions and color the grid to make the shape of an ornament. Grid coloring is great for developing early map skills.
  • Map and flag of the United States.
  • Practice map skills with this map of a fictional city zoo.
  • Improve writing skills by focusing on the topic, audience, purpose, and form of writing. This prompt works well at the end of a map-focused geography lesson.
  • This Wreath Grid Coloring is perfect to practice grid coloring skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Wreath Grid Coloring. Follow the directions and color the grid to make the shape of a holiday wreath. Grid coloring is great for developing early map skills.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • Learn and practice map skills, particularly scale, by drawing a room and its furniture to scale.
  • Unlabeled outline map of the world.
  • Learn about and practice using a world globe.
  • Use this quiz to check student ability to read maps. Also a good way to review information about the U.S. Part one of five.
  • This Heart (easy) Grid Coloring is perfect to practice grid coloring skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Heart (easy) Grid Coloring. Color D3 red. 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.
  • This Christmas Light Grid Coloring is perfect to practice grid coloring skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Christmas Light Grid Coloring. Follow the directions and color the grid to make the shape of a Christmas light. Grid coloring is great for developing early map skills.
  • This Santa Grid Coloring is perfect to practice grid coloring skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Santa Grid Coloring. Follow the directions and color the grid to make the shape of Santa Claus. Grid coloring is great for developing early map skills.
  • Perfect picture map to teach map skills. Great for transparencies.

  • Explains the reasons for latitude and longitude, and how to use them read maps.
  • What country is located at 40 N and 5 W? An introduction to the concept, and then 20 skill-building questions. Includes answers.