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Me on the Map - Map Elements Presentation

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Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 5

Teach the components of a map with a map elements teaching presentation.

Me on the Map! Teacher Tools from Teach Starter

Enhance your Me on the Map lessons in elementary grades with a map elements teaching presentation. This presentation serves as an excellent introduction on how to read a map for kids. Text, images, and vocabulary words are highlighted to increase understanding of what maps are used for.

Terms included are

  • Map title
  • Compass rose
  • Legend
  • Map key
  • Scale
  • Latitude and longitude 

This teaching presentation and your amazing teaching skills will guide students to discover

  • What do you call the part of a map that tells direction?
  • What are the parts of a map?
  • What part of the map shows distance?
  • Which map part tells the user what the map symbols stand for?
  • What does a compass rose look like?
  • What are the lines on a map called?
  • And more!

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This resource was created by Lindsey, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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