Whether 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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