Students learn to read a backyard map using a map key with picture symbols! Includes a teaching guide, a reproducible activity, a full-color transparency page (print onto a clear transparency sheet), and an answer key!
The teaching guide is divided into four parts:
• Getting Started: Links the map skill with the real world and students' prior knowledge, and creates motivation for students to learn the skill.
• Teaching With the Transparency: Offers strategies for using the map transparency with the overhead projector in a whole-class setting. This section includes ideas for modeling the map skills as well as large-group instruction activities for helping students understand how to read the map and understand information presented in map form.
• Questions to Explore: Suggests critical thinking questions that help further students' understanding of the concepts presented in the map.
• To Do: Provides links to the student reproducible. The reproducible is marked with an overhead projector icon. This means that students must view the transparency in order to complete the activity.