A Walk Around the School: Mapping Places Near and Far

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will learn the language of location and the purpose of maps. Young students have vague references to places outside their classroom. By physically walking around the campus, students will get a sense of the concepts these words describe. This lesson contains adaptations for diverse learners (ELLs).
Rebecca Willey
Grade Range: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
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