US States and Capitals -- Interactive map teaching the US states, their locations, and their capital cities.
Which Direction Should I Go? -- This lesson has students review and practice their knowledge of compass directions. They will do several brief exercises to practice using directions in their community and on maps, and conclude by creating a treasure hunt for other students to take.
Where in the World is Niceville.pdf -- Where in the World is Crestview.pdf -- Where in the world is Fort Walton Beach.docx -- Booklet describing where we live: continent, country, state, county, city, neighborhood.
Map Skills-1.ppt -- Powerpoint introducing the basic types of maps and the parts of maps.
Map Adventures -- Seven lessons. Students will learn basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives and how to understand /and use maps. The lessons center on a story about a little girl named Nikki. Nikki goes up in an unplanned balloon ride that gives her, and the students, different views of a park. Lesson 1: View From the ground—Helps students think about how they view the world and the perspective with which they are most familiar. Lesson 2: View from a Higher Point—Provides an opportunity for the students to think about how objects change in appearance depending on the perspective from which they are viewed. Lesson 3: View from Overhead—Introduces the concept of maps and helps students understand the overhead view presented by most maps. Lesson 4: Symbols and Legends—Helps students become familiar with the concept of symbols and how to use a legend. Lesson 5: Learning Directions on a Map—Helps students learn about direction and relative location. It helps students realize that it is possible to describe the relationship between the direction from one place to another. Lesson 6: Map Grids—Helps students develop skills students need to understand absolute location - where things are on the Earth's surface. Lesson 7: Map Scale—Introduces students to the concept of measuring distances on a map and measuring the size of objects.