Mapping Skills


Grade Level: 3rd-6th Grade

Length: 8 weeks


Reason of Study:

In studying events, it is important to also know places. This is much easier if one understands the world's mapping and how to locate an area. This study will attempt to aid in that skill, as well as review land forms.

Unit's Objectives:



Map plotting

Land forms

Mapping terms



latitude Prime Meridian cartography

longitude hemisphere equator

direction peninsula island

mountain hill lake

gulf river ocean

plateau valley canyon

bay plain map key


Teacher Resource Books:


Week 1:


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Week 2:


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