Unit 1: Geography – Geospatial Skills (1st Six Weeks—2-3 days per week)

*  I can use a range of maps to locate places in the United States, Canada and Mexico. (4.3.1.1.1)

*  I can create various kinds of maps of places in the United States, Canada and Mexico. (4.3.1.1.1)

*  I can use map features to locate places and answer questions about different kinds of maps. (4.3.1.1.2, 4.3.1.2.2)

*  I can use map data to answer questions about geographic issues in the different regions of the United States, Canada and Mexico. (4.3.1.2.1)

Videos:

Maps of the World: Political and Physical Maps - Part 1

Maps of the World:  Political and Physical Maps - Part 2

Types of Maps

Maps and Cardinal Directions

Dr. Nagler's Laboratory - Longatitude and Latitude

 

Websites:

National Geographic Map Skills for Elementary Students

NEA Teaching with Maps

Different Types of Maps PDF

http://mocomi.com/types-of-maps/

 

 

PREPARING FOR FUTURE UNITS

Tour of the States

Fifty Nifty United States Song

Fifty States and Capitals