National Geographic Map Handbook

Lesson Plan Content
Whether you are a new teacher seeking support on how to use maps in the classroom or an experienced educator searching for fresh ideas and methods, you will find that this Handbook contains a collection of valuable classroom tools--from lessons, to extension activities, to educator background information.
National Geographic Education Foundation
Grade Range: 
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
4: The physical and human characteristics of places