Map Skills


map skillsWhether your class is studying one specific state or all 50, here’s an independent activity that’s sure to “peak” some interest. Place at a center a supply of paper and a state, country, or world map that is marked with grid lines. A student chooses ten locations, such as cities, unique landforms, or historic landmarks. For each location, the child records the map coordinates. Next, he writes a clue about the location. Then he flips his paper and writes an answer key on the back of his paper, listing each location’s name and coordinates. When students finish, post their work along with the appropriate maps at a center for an independent skill-building activity that’s self-checking!


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About Lucy Salerno

I have been a resident of Fairfield for over 25 years and have 30 years’ teaching experience in California K – 6 schools. I have been a music teacher, band and choral director, elementary teacher in grades K – 6, a district level technology coordinator teaching, and an elementary school administrator. In 2011, my most recent school, Scandia Elementary, on Travis Air Force Base, was awarded the California Distinguished School Award for work and programs implemented under my watch. Because of my broad educational background, I know and understand what is needed in today's difficult educational environment. I have taught writing to children in numerous grades as a core subject as well as integrating writing into other curricula areas. I retired a few years ago from the Travis Unified School District, I love working with children, and am now dedicating my services and skills in support of your children. Through love and patience, I hope to understand a child's needs, meet them where they are, build self-confidence and develop a life-long love of learning.
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