There are so many fun ways to use maps in your homeschool that you can do an entire unit study on maps!
Maps can be used for geography and history lesson and are a great tool to learn about people and places in the world. When I was younger they were an important tool so that you could drive to where you wanted to go without getting lost! Now, with so much technology at our hands, maps aren’t as necessary as they once were, but it is an important skill to learn about. Have you ever been on a road trip where there was no wifi signal?
Here are some fun resources to teach your children about maps and how to read them!
Map Printables from Education.com:
Map Skills Printables:
Map Skills Unit Studies and Lesson Plans:
Learning about the Compass Rose Printables:
We love these map skills workbooks and these read alouds:
Map Reading Skills, Grades 5 – 8Map Skills Grade 1 (Practice Makes Perfect)Map Skills, Grade 3 (Practice Makes Perfect Series)Map Skills for Today: Grade 4: Traveling Near and FarBeginning Map Skills, Grades 2-4Follow That Map!: A First Book of Mapping Skills (Exploring Our Community)Me on the MapThere’s a Map on My Lap!: All About Maps (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)Maps and Globes (Reading Rainbow Book)Mapping My Day
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!