4-5 Map Skills

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Sanford Map – Christiansburg 1885

Lesson plans are now digital and available on-line.  Most activities have been re-envisioned in digital format and can be accessed without the physical kit.  Some activities are only available with the kit.

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4-5 Map Skills focuses on using historic maps to learn about maps and the local community.

  • Identify parts of a map
  • Identify the purpose of a map
  • Compare and contrast two local maps
  • Sequence a series of maps
  • Analyze the 1940 school census map
  • Read Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • Use state park maps to learn about map symbols