This lesson introduces students to maps and common map features, such as compass roses, legends, and scales.

  • Grade Levels: K-1
  • Time Allotment: 35 to 45 minutes
  • ME Social Studies Standards
    • D1: Geographic Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns

Looking Closer Exercise

During this portion of the visit, students will be asked to look closely at twelve to twenty maps. Students will practice finding titles, compass roses, legends, and scales.


OML visit themes have recommended hands-on activities or group-games that can be done in conjunction with the Guided Inquiry exercise.


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