Mapping a Cookie: Applying the 5 Themes of Geography and DOGSTAILS

Lesson Plan Content
Maps are a human representation of space. The best maps utilize essential mapping components so others can easily "read" a map. Additionally, every map conveys a story about spatial relationships and knowing the 5 Themes of geography can help us understand the “story.” In this lesson students will apply what they have learned through two prior lessons: DOGSTAILS and the 5 Themes of Geography. Using food as a motivator, students will map a cookie.
Jeannine Kuropatkin
Grade Range: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Student Materials: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface