Grade 2

What Are the Parts of a Map and What Do They Tell Us?

Historians explain. In this lesson, students will learn key vocabulary to help them understand the parts of a map. They will have the opportunity to analyze primary source maps to help answer the mystery question: “What are the parts of a map and what do they tell us?”

A narrated slide deck is now available for this Mystery!

Teacher Resources

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  • Detailed lesson plan with step-by-step instructions
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