Reading Maps

How do you get to the library? Find out by reading a map! A map can show continents, countries, states, and cities, or show the roads and landmarks of a town. It can show bus routes or subway lines, different landforms, kinds of natural resources, or show different temperatures in a specific area. Maps can help you navigate an area, or find your way around. In this movie, you’ll learn how to use maps as a tool to learn information about an area. You’ll explore how to use a map key, map scale, and compass rose to help you read a map and give or follow directions.

Reading Maps Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about reading maps. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Reading Maps. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Reading Maps Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about reading maps. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Reading Maps topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »

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