Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Map for Me: An Original Story

Lesson Plan Content
When mapmakers draw maps, they first must decide what to include on their maps and what to leave out. They make these decisions based on who they think is going to use their maps and for what purpose. In this lesson, students will learn the importance of including a title, compass rose, and legend on a map.
Sandy Martinez
Grade Range: 
2-4 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information