Mapping Our World

Map Activities, Projects, and Concepts for Young Children

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Curriculum Snapshot:
Themes: Mapping Our World
What are Maps?
Curriculum Areas:Mathematics
History/Social Science
Grade Level(s):1
California Content Standards
Grade One
Measurement and Geometry
MA.1.2.0. Students identify common geometric figures, classify them by common attributes, and describe their relative position or their location in space:
MA.1.2.1. Identify, describe, and compare triangles, rectangles, squares, and circles, including the faces of three-dimensional objects.
MA.1.2.2. Classify familiar plane and solid objects by common attributes, such as color, position, shape, size, roundness, or number of corners, and explain which attributes are being used for classification.
MA.1.2.3. Give and follow directions about location.
MA.1.2.4. Arrange and describe objects in space by proximity, position, and direction (e.g., near, far, below, above, up, down, behind, in front of, next to, left or right of).
History and Social Science
Grade One. A Child's Place in Time and Space
HSS.1.2. Students compare and contrast the absolute and relative locations of places and people and describe the physical and/ or human characteristics of places.
HSS.1.2.1. Locate on maps and globes their local community, California, the United States, the seven continents, and the four oceans.
HSS.1.2.2. Compare the information that can be derived from a three-dimensional model to the information that can be derived from a picture of the same location.
HSS.1.2.3. Construct a simple map, using cardinal directions and map symbols.

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