Lesson One: Review Map Skills
Standards: Tennessee Curriculum Standards 3.3.01 Understand how to use maps, globes, and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process and report information from a spatial perspective. Goal: y TLW understand how to interpret and use the information provided on a map. Objectives: y TLW locate and label Tennessee on blank map of the United States. y TLW locate the compass rose on the map and label the cardinal directions. y TLW locate the map key and using the information provided by the key, identify and label the capital city of Tennessee. y TLW locate the map key and using the information provided by the key, identify and label the National capital. y TLW locate and label the general direction from Nashville to Washington, D.C. using their writing instrument and the information provided by the compass rose. Assumed Background Knowledge and Skills: The students should know where Tennessee is located on a map of the United States. They should know the cardinal directions and be able to write them on the compass rose. They should know the capital of Tennessee and the National capital. Materials: World globe Road map Pull down United States map Many Regions, One World Houghton Mifflin Social Studies textbook
6. 5. 4. Tell them it is the part of the map that explains any symbols or colors on the map. and southwest. 2. Explain that this is called a map key. south. Begin by linking to students previous understanding of maps. 3. Body of the Lesson: 1. road map. Ask the students to turn to page 2 and 3 in their textbooks. Using their pencil. southeast. and state border. Ask the students: What is a map? What do we use them for? 2. tell the students to point to the place on the map that shows the capital of Tennessee.
.Worksheet with a blank map of the United States Writing instruments Procedures: Introduction: 1. and west. Explain that maps show information about a place and certain parts of a map can better help us understand the information on a map. state capital. and a pull down United States map. Tell the students to point to the white box in the picture that says Key . northwest. 4. Tell the students that this is called a compass rose. Ask them where they have pointed to. Show students a variety of maps such as: a world globe. Show an example of the compass rose on the pull down map of the United States. Tell the students that the compass rose also shows intermediate directions which are called northeast. Explain that the four main directions are called cardinal directions and they point to north. 3. Explain that a compass rose is a symbol on a map that shows the four main directions and sometimes the directions that fall between those directions. Demonstrate how the compass rose shows the directions on a map. 8. east. 7. Tell them that this particular map key shows the National capital.
Tell the students to write the name of our country on the top of the map. Again. 6. Tell the students to place one end of their writing instrument on Nashville then pivot the pencil to where the other end points to Washington. is already provided. D. Ask them what direction we would be traveling if we drove from Nashville to Washington. on the right side of the page and draw an arrow to the National capital. Ask the students to point to the compass rose. 5. Closure: 1. Next. Ask them what information is provided by the map key. Explain to students that different kinds of maps show us different information but most maps share certain features such as the map key and the compass rose. 10.C. have the students to point to the map key. 9. Tell the students to locate and label the capital of Tennessee. Is it a cardinal direction or an intermediate direction? 14. have them locate the National capital on the map. 12. Ask them how many states we would have to drive through to get from Nashville to Washington. D. (Nashville) 11. What are the four main directions on a compass rose and what are they called?
. ask them where they have pointed to on the map.C. Tell the students to close their textbooks. Tell them N. (northeast). Tell the students to go ahead and fill in the other 7 squares with the appropriate cardinal and intermediate directions.Then tell them to point to the place on the map that shows the National capital. D. What is a map and how can we use them? b. 7. Tell them to write Washington.C. Pass out the blank map of the United States. Next. Ask students questions so they can verbalize their understanding one last time. D. 13. a. 8. for North. 2.C. Ask them what they wrote.
Is it small or large? Do a lot of people live there?
. Explain that the next section we will be using our map skills as we look at different types of communities in Tennessee and where they are located. Tell them to be thinking about the type of community they live in. What types of information can a map key provide? 3. What are the four intermediate directions on a compass rose? d.c.