Map Skills

Use these Social Studies worksheets to teach map skills, including using a compass rose, using a scale of miles, reading a map key, finding places on a street map.

Basic Map Skills
Learn the cardinal directions of North, South, West, and East with this fun direction-following activity.
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Use the map of "Lakeside Campground" to answer the questions about the cardinal directions North, South, East, and West.
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As you travel around this neighborhood, tell which direction you're moving.  Includes cardinal directions: North, West, South, and East.
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Follow the directions to complete this basic map of Davis Street.
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Tell which direction you'd travel as you move between cities.  Includes intermediate directions: northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest.
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Cut and glue the points on the compass rose.
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Students write exactly where they live, including continent, country, state, town, and street.
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This map of the USA shows major industries of mining, farming, lumber, oil, and fishing.  Use the map to answer the questions.
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Use the scale and the cut-out ruler to find the distance between objects on this map.
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Use the scale of miles on this USA map to calculate the distance between cities.
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Latitude and Longitude
Tell which city and state is located at the given coordinates.  Intermediate level.
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Match the city name with the coordinates.  Write the city name on the map.  Intermediate level.
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Match the city name with the coordinates.  Write the city name on the map.  Easy level does not include coordinates that fall between lines.
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Match the Australian and New Zealand cities with the correct coordinates.
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Find  the longitude and latitude  coordinates of the cities and label them on the map.
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Use latitude and longitude coordinates on this map of Canada to find cities.
4th through 6th Grades
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Common Core
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A fifteen question review on latitude, longitude, and hemispheres.  Includes fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, and short answer questions.
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See Also...
Maps - Geography

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