Near and Far, Wherever You Are

Lesson Plan Content
Many people use relative location words like “near the, south of, or five miles from” when locating a place for others. Often, students learn these relative location terms at home or in preschool. In this lesson, students will review or learn basic words describing location. These words include near, far, behind, in front of, over and under.
Susan Nixon
Grade Range: 
3-4 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
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