Fun With Maps!

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  • 1. Fun With Maps! 1 stGrade Geography

2. If you were going on a trip, what would be one of the most important things? Hint: you use this to find where you are going 3. Today you will learn about MAPS!

  • Outline:
  • Maps & Globes
  • Continents & Oceans
  • Country, State, City
  • Locating oneself on the map

4. Maps & Globes Clipart fromMicrosoft 5. Continents&Oceans 6. There are 7 Continents on Earth:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Antarctica
  • Austrailia

Clipart fromMicrosoft 7. Continent SONG!! Clipart fromMicrosoft 8. OCEANS

  • Have you ever been to the ocean?
  • What did you notice about the water?

9. Oceans

  • What is an ocean?
  • Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, & Southern

10. Countries, Cities,& States 11. What is a Country?

  • Body of land that is smaller than a continent but larger than a state (Michigan)

Clipart fromMicrosoft 12. Africa Continent Countries Africa Google Image Searchww.politicalresources.net/africa-map.htm www.civnet.org/.../curricula/imagenes/africa.jpg-google images 13. Questions? 14. Has anyone been to another state? 15. What is a state?

  • Country divided up into smaller regions
  • United STATES of America
    • 50 states
    • What State do we live in?

16. USA

  • We are in the state of Michigan

Clipart fromMicrosoft 17. Can we find where we areon the globe?Clipart fromMicrosoft 18. Map Activity!!!

  • You will need:
    • 1 sheet of paper
    • 1 pencil
  • When youre done, sit silently until everyone is ready

19. What I Am?

  • I am a big body of salt water.
  • There are 7 of me on Earth, and I am a large piece of land.
  • I help people see the world, and I spin.
  • There are 50 of me in the United States.

20. Reflection

  • What was your favorite part about school today?

21. References

  • Baird, Mike.View from San Miguel Island hike. Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz).July 9, 2009. flickr.com. Web. October 6, 2009.
  • The 7 Continents . N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2009. .
  • Nate Steiner. Clear reef waters. Flickr.com.December 24th, 2007. Web. October 5th, 2009.
  • Oceans . N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Oct. 2009. .
  • United states . N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Oct. 2009..