This week at the RBE Library, our 2nd graders came in for a station activity on map skills. The lesson that I used form the district to base this activity on had many things that the students needed to do and learn.
There were 6 different stations. At each station the students had to read maps, look at atlases, use databases, and find information. The students completed this Map Skills Activity Page by answering 4 questions at each station. Each station also had a sign, here are the Map Skills Station Signs.
Station 1: Pebble Go, Social Studies, Map Directions
Station 2: Different Types of Maps (Book)
Station 3: Atlases
Station 4: World Book Online, Texas (http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/article?id=ar831470)
Station 5: Google Maps (https://maps.google.com/)
Station 6: Using Symbols & Keys (Book)
If maps could talk : using symbols and keys by Erika L. Shores ; consultant, Susanna A. McMaster