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Cartography Lesson Plans

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Do your students know what cartography is? This lesson plan provides you with specific tools, including a text lesson, to teach your students about cartography. A fun activity reinforces learning.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define cartography
  • explain how cartography has evolved throughout history
  • discuss different types of maps
  • summarize the uses for maps

Length

60 to 90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2

Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.3

Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.7

Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

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