Lesson Plan: X Marks the Spot

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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 …

Lesson Plan: Pumpkin Globes

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Happy Halloween! We’ve discovered the perfect geography lesson with a seasonal twist. It’s vital for children to understand the spherical shape of our earth; however, globes are prized possessions and are not frequently available for students to use for arts and crafts. With fall in full swing, there is an ample and affordable supply of pumpkins right at your fingertips. …

Lesson Plan: Compass Rose Activity

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Image Credit: Kids Activities Blog [Read: Lesson Plan: Show Them the Big Picture] What is one physical feature that all maps have? You guessed it, it’s a compass rose. This important and sometimes artistic feature differentiates north from south and east from west. The first crucial step in learning geography is grasping the idea of direction. Unfortunately, this can be …