Map Skills Activities - Choice Board for Elementary Grades

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Make learning about maps fun with this choice board of maps skills activities for Grades 3-5. Students can discover the continents, become map symbols experts, or create their very own maps with these fun map activities.

These activities are great as extension or early-finisher activities, or take-home independent practice work.

This packet of student choice activities includes elementary map skills worksheets, plus creative learning activities and ideas.

Students can choose from activities like:

Colossal Continents

Choose 2 of the seven continents on Earth. Use Info Please, textbooks, or nonfiction books to help you compare and contrast them. Design a Venn Diagram on a piece of poster paper that shows what you learned.

Directions, Please!

Pretend you are a new student in our classroom. Design a map and write directions that help the student get to the cafeteria from our classroom. Be sure to have a compass rose in your picture and use cardinal directions (north, east, south, west).

Map Symbol Memory Game

Create a set of 20 cards displaying 10 map symbols. Half your cards should have the symbol showing only, and the other half should have the names of the map symbol written out. Mix up all the cards and place them facing down on the table, revealing two at a time. Once you get a match the cards can be removed. Time yourself, or compete with someone else, to see how quickly you can match them all!
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Heather Aulisio


About Heather

Heather Aulisio (B.S., M.S. Ed.) is a 5th grade math and science teacher. She has been teaching in a public school setting for 19 years. Heather has previously taught third… Read more

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