There is something about pirates and buried treasure that sparks imagination in the mind of a child. To expose your students to reading maps, why not have them search for buried treasure on a map that is based on a fun fantasy world?
The Imagination Tree created this interactive pirate map lesson plan that guides you through the process of creating a map of your backyard, classroom or school playground. It also includes a variety of games that allow the children to experiment with reading maps and following directions.[Read: Lesson Plan: Pumpkin Globes]
This memorable lesson plan will have your children excited to learn to read a map and racing to find whatever treasure you have hidden under the X. The kids will hope that it’s cookies or candy, of course.
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