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Map Skills Worksheets & Performance Task | Print & Easel

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Second Grade Smiles
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
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11 pages
Second Grade Smiles
Easel Activity Included
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Practice using a map key, a compass rose, and a scale to read, interpret, and create basic maps! These printables are perfect for teaching geography or quick map skills assessments in first grade, second grade, or third grade!

The following print-and-go map skills activities are included:

Map Vocabulary Foldable: Students cut along the dotted lines to create three flaps and then fold along the solid line. Under each flap, students define the vocabulary word shown on the top of the flap. Words included are map key, compass rose, and scale. In my own classroom, I use this foldable with an introductory map skills video found on Brain Pop Jr. (This is a paid subscription based service.) Alternatively, you can pair it with a map skills read aloud or provide definitions for your students.

Reading a Map Printables: Students will use the map at the top of the page as well as the map key and compass rose to answer questions found at the bottom of the page. Two printable map skills worksheets (Our Neighborhood and Our Zoo) are provided.

Our Campground Coordinate Map Printable: Students will complete the coordinate map and answer corresponding questions by following the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Our Playground Map Making Performance Task: Students will work alone or in pairs to create a playground map based on given criteria. Two directions page checklist options are provided for differentiation. Symbols sheet and map paper are also provided.

Optional digital overlay has been added to the following pages for digital use with Easel by TPT: vocabulary foldable, reading a map printables


Teachers Like You Said...

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Extremely satisfied

"These resources are wonderful! The formatting is great, the maps look so attractive. The students LOVE these and find them easy to work with. I can't say enough positive things, these made my map unit a lot better." - Katherine M., 3rd Grade Teacher

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Extremely satisfied

"This was an amazing resource to use with my 2nd graders as we started to study maps. It was very engaging and the students were excited to share their answers and find things on the maps. My school has a high population of ESL, and so this was a wonderful resource for them as well. Thank you so much!" - Amanda R., 2nd Grade Teacher

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Extremely satisfied

"My students really liked this activity. It's fun to build their own maps and a good showcase of if they can read local/simple maps." - Audrey G., 1st Grade Teacher


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Amanda Taylor @ Second Grade Smiles

Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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