LA- Geography-Political, Physical, etc... Maps etc...

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  • City Map, from
  • Morris Street Map
    Points of Interest
  • Morris Area Business Map, from
  • salsFunctionalLessonMapVideo.doc
    Vocabulary Fill-In-Letter Exercise:
    (e.g. Morris City Hall (picture)=> place to drop your water-garbage utility bill)
    Pre Fill-In-Word Exercise:
    During Direction Activity:
    Post Cloze-Dialogue Activity:
    *see Liberal Arts: Adult English Learner => Monteagudo_ALP3.doc



  • 2009-10 State Highway Map
  • Nation-GoodnewsUSA.Info


  • Historical Atlas of the World (Paperback) by Rand McNally (Author)
  • Children

    The Original Video of Lilly: The World Map Master

    "Google this: "Rachael Ray Geography Whiz" if you don't believe what you see. Lilly will also have a clip featured on Leno after the writer's strike hiatus.
    Lilly is my niece. She was 23 months old when this was done in August 2007 in her parents small one bedroom apartment. She now knows over 80 countries. Yes, we know that Tasmania is not a country everyone. It's still a fun place to know. She knows better geography than a 5th grader. She has been doing this for about 8 months. She is one funny niece. If you think that this is cruel and unusual, get a life. "


  • Great Map Games (Grades 3-6) (Paperback) by Susan Julio (Author)
  • Geography For Kids - By

  • Teacher & Rockbots : How to read a map


  • Free Educational Software - Maps, Learn to Read and More, from

  • Online Interactive Maps
    =>United States Online Map, state capitals

    -Lesson Plans

  • Map Reading An Educator's Reference Desk Lesson Plan from

  • *referred by Lesson Planet
    " - Your lesson plan search engine. Find the best lesson plans for teachers including math lesson plans and science lesson plans. Lesson Planet The Search Engine for Teachers * Lesson Plans * Worksheets * Standards Search Over 150,000 Teacher Reviewed Lesson Plans and 75,000 Worksheets
    Part I
    1. Show students a city map that has been blown up & attached to the bulletin board
    2. Review your cities location in the state of & country of, the compass rose & direction words. Point to a street on the map and ask according to the compass which direction does this street go.
    3. Discuss the work landmark and its meaning. Next point out a landmark on the map such as a lake. Ask students to describe what a lake looks like.
    Have a volunteer come to the chalkboard and draw a picture that could represent a lake.
    4. Talk about a few other landmarks, such as a river, park, airport, etc.
    5. State that those landmarks (the work lake, park, airport) are represented by symbols
    6. Ask how they think they could be represented through drawing
    7. Use an opaque projector or chart to demonstrate a sample key that a cartographer might use. Symbols should represent those landmarks just discussed as well as others such as railroad, bridge, hospital, school, etc.
    8. Challenge students to design a map. It could be related to a story they're reading or one they are familiar with such as the three little pigs. They need to use a key at the bottom of their map identifying the symbols used, and should use at least three symbols on their map. "

    Where am I ? A Third Grade Social Studies Unit on How to Read a Map , from
    " Application of Skills
    1. V/S; L/M - Mapping Where I Live - Students build a model community out of recycled cereal boxes and other art materials
    1a). Students draw an aerial view of their home, school or neighborhood (M2b)
    1b). Students will study a large map of present day Hope Valley to:
    o find the location of their home.
    o determine what village their home is near
    o determine the approximate mileage between their home and their school
    o determine the distance between a variety of locations within the town of Hope Valley."
    * WEB SITES:


    Google Maps (Part I of "The Googling")

    "Two young men take a turn down the wrong street view. "

    Driving Directions

  • Map Google

  • Google Maps: Getting Started

    Google Maps Introduction, from
  • Map MSN
  • Map Quest
  • Map Yahoo
  • Multi Map
  • Randy McNally
  • English
    *see Liberal Arts: Adult English Learner

    *see Anchor Charts Support ESL Literacy Instruction- Strategies for Using Visual Aids to Scaffold an ELL Reading Program © Margaret M. Williams Jun 6, 2009


  • Reading a Map 1 [.pdf] [.doc] (to be used with this map), from

  • Games:
  • ESL, English vocabulary, printable vocabulary exercises, cities ..., from

  • ESL Cafe's Idea Cookbook - Geography Jeopardy, from

  • ESL test: Real Life: Geography (1), from

  • Vocabulary:
  • CGI Hangman Game for ESL/EFL Students - Geography, from

  • Scrambled Words for ESL Students - Geography, from

  • " A 'scrambled word' game designed for students of English as a Second Language."
    Words: compass rose, cardinal direction, scale, symbols, map key/legend, inset, county highway, State highway, marker, etc...


  • Addicting Games-50 States ,
  • Government

  • USGS Geography

  • "... confronts some of the most pressing natural resource and environmental issues of our Nation. Observing the Earth with remote sensing satellites, USGS geographers monitor and analyze changes on the land, study connections between people and the land, and provide society with relevant science information to inform public decisions...



  • Travel and Sightseeing : Directions Through Town - with interactive activities + the script ( pre-litening activities
  • giving directions - prepositions, from

  • "Description: This is a worksheet used for introducing some prepositions and giving / asking directions. Download this worksheet Downloads: 71 '
  • Prepositions and Directions - ESL Resources>, from

  • Directions 1, easy
    Directions 2, medium
    Directions 3, hard
    Going for a Bite: Giving Directions to a Restaurant by Chris Gunn


  • Map-Reading
  • Terminology

  • Glossary of Map Terms,

  • Geography Glossary -

  • *pictures
  • Glossary, from
  • Finding Your Way- How to Read a Compass, from
  • Study Stack, flashcards
  • Global-Multicultural


  • Reading Maps- Knowing how to read a map is a foundational skill in social studies.,

  • "North on Top
    Maps use north, south, east, and west to describe direction, but cartographers (mapmakers) generally orient their maps and globes with north at the top. There is a historical reason for this. Europeans who first explored beyond their own continent used maps. The North Star was their guide, and they naturally drew maps with their homeland at the top.
    Latitude and Longitude
    Maps use a grid of imaginary lines known as latitude and longitude. These lines help to identify the absolute location of any point on the Earth's surface. They are denoted by the symbols (°, ', ") and are called degrees, minutes, and seconds of arc (not of time). Northern and southern latitudes are calculated from zero degrees at the Equator to ninety at the northernmost and southernmost points.
    Lines of longitude are measured from Greenwich, England for historical reasons. The north-south meridian that passes through the Royal Astronomical Observatory in Greenwich is the prime meridian. It divides the eastern hemisphere from the western hemisphere.


  • Geography - Merriam-Webster's Atlas, from

  • "For more maps and geographical information, select a country or state from the pull-down menus below."


  • Geography From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • " the study of the Earth and its lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena.[2] A literal translation would be "to describe or write about the Earth". The first person to use the word "geography" was Eratosthenes (276-194 B.C.). Four historical traditions in geographical research are the spatial analysis of natural and human phenomena (geography as a study of distribution), area studies (places and regions), study of man-land relationship, and research in earth sciences.[3] Nonetheless, modern geography is an all-encompassing discipline that foremost seeks to understand the Earth and all of its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but how they have changed and come to be. As "the bridge between the human and physical sciences," geography is divided into two main branches—human geography and physical geography...

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