Making your own map is a fun, creative way to learn about reading maps. Students love designing maps with towns, cities, parks, and islands. They’ll complete practice worksheets and develop the skills to create their maps. This Make Your Own Map Project activity is a hands-on way to interact with maps.
- 4 map worksheets – becoming progressively more difficult
- 2 compass rose pages for students to complete (choose the level you need)
- 6 different “Make Your Own Map” project pages to choose from
- 3 differentiated map keys
- A blank “Make Your Own Map” page for maximum student creativity
- Answer keys for the map worksheets
Students will interact with the following:
- map symbols
- map key
- cardinal directions
- intermediate directions
- compass rose
- A choice of three map keys:
- partially filled-in symbols with cardinal directions
- partially filled-in symbols with intermediate directions
- one with blank map symbols with intermediate directions
- Different maps to choose from – students can really get creative!
- Map Skills are an essential part of social studies and life skills.
Students and Teachers Love this Resource!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This was a wonderful resource to have! The warm-up worksheets to the final project were invaluable at honing the directions and compass skills” – Matthew
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My students LOVED getting to design their own cities and use their map skills to learn and demonstrate their learning!” – Alyxe
IMPORTANT: Map scale is NOT addressed in this basic map kit.
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