A Walk Around the School: Mapping Places Near and Far

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, children will learn the language of location and the purpose of maps. Young children have vague references to places outside their classroom. By physically walking around the campus, children will get a sense of the concepts these words describe.
Rebecca Willey
Grade Range: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
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