Illuminations: Handy Map

This lesson engages students in creating a map of their hands.

It provides purpose for using directional or positional words with mapping. The teacher draws a map of his or her hands and begins mapping them using words the students suggest. This allows the teacher to assess positional concepts students currently know and to build on that knowledge. Students create a simple map.

 

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Cartography
Early Childhood, K-6, Educator

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