DOGSTAILS: Introduction to the Giant Map

Lesson Plan Content
This activity will introduce students to the nine elements of a good map and provide an opportunity for students to locate these elements on the giant map.
Gale Olp Ekiss
Grade Range: 
1 class period
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Student Materials: 
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
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
4: The physical and human characteristics of places