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Interpret a Map

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Interpret a map indicating scale, distance, and direction. 7.3.15


Links verified 10/2/2014


  1. Distance and Direction on Maps - interactive exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Eight representations of a single place - Each of these images shows a representation of Mount Shasta, a volcano in California. A fantastic topographic map allows viewers to rotate the map horizontally.
  3. Finding your way with a map and compass - how to determine direction and distance. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  4. Free Printable Maps and Flash Cards from SquishLogic An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
    1. Africa - map | flash cards
    2. Asia - map | flash cards
    3. Europe - map | flash cards
    4. Mexico - map | flash cards
    5. United States - map | flash cards
  5. Geographical Features - Quia game This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Graphic scales - convert distances on map to actual ground distances
  7. Interactive map of the various types of features on the Earth's surface
  8. Map Adventures - lesson to guide young students in basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives and how to understand and use maps. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Map Reading - Enchanted Learning - activities for learning map reading.
  10. Map Skills - A resource website for teachers with many web links.
  11. Map Skills - Maps show us many types of information. We can learn about a country's landforms, weather, population, almost anything simply by reading a map! [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  12. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMap Sites - Teacher Resource
  13. Mapability - Map Symbols.
  14. Reading a City Map - interactive quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Reading a Road Map - Pick a state and use the Map Key.
  16. Reading Maps - interactive quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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