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Map Skills
Category: Social Studies
Tags: map skills latitude longitude compass rose cardinal directions

Mapping Our World: Provides an overview of maps through interactive lessons covering the relationship between globes and maps; and an explanation of the different map projections. Also has games like matching flags with countries.

Two sites that teach basic map skills through interactive games: 

Adventure Islandfocuses on map symbols and keys

Nikki Learns About Mapshas an overview of maps, symbols and keys, directions, and map grids

Instructional interactive on how to use a compass

Using a map grid

Weekly reader online booklet for grade 6; covers continents and hemispheres, latitude and longitude, map projections, exploring Antartica, skills questions throughout; click into Archive button at top left and get booklets for grades 1 – 5?

Geography map games: map skills, cities of the world, provinces of Canada, African countries and other games

Geography quizzes: broken down by region; has European countries, US state capitals, Canadian bodies of water; etc.; you can take the quiz and then type in your name and print quiz results

Middle school worksheets: lots of worksheets to print for distance and direction, time zones, latitude and longitude, types of maps

For additional resources, visit the Geography Downloads page.



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