Is There a Map in That Story?

GeoLiteracy
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will read a written description of a place and create an accurate map of the story’s setting. They will then create their own stories using descriptive elements that could be mapped by the readers.
Author: 
John Halverson
Grade Range: 
6-7
Duration: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
2: How to use mental maps (a person's internalized picture of a part of Earth's surface) to organize information about people places, and environments
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface