Students explore map making. Students read a story, identify the locations of different places in the story, decide the distance between each set of places in the story, and create a map with a legend.
Before the Activity
See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
Print student activity sheets page 75 from the attached PDF file for your class.
During the Activity
Distribute the page to the class.Select as book or story in which characters move from place to place and read it
Create an imaginary map of the action in the story
Create a legend with a scale for distances
Identify at least three different locations from the story, determine the distances between those
places on the map
Follow the activity procedures:
After the Activity
Review student results
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary