Teach your primary students all about maps and globes. There are so many choices for teaching, including anchor charts, crafts, worksheets, mini books, and a craftivity.
There are anchor charts on all of the continents, oceans, and information on the difference between maps and globes.
I made three easy readers to go with the unit.
-"Maps and Globes" talks about the difference between maps and globes.
-"I Can Find the Continents" has the students locate and color the various continents and the ocean.
-"I Can Find the Globe" has the students cut and paste little globes while practicing spatial relationships.
There are three main worksheets.
-There is a worksheet (which has the same information as the "I Can Find the Continents" easy reader) that has the students locate and color the continents and ocean.
-There are a few versions of the sheets where students make a map of a familiar place.
-There are a few versions of the sheets where students describe locations based on other locations. One version uses cardinal directions, and the other uses kinder friendly words such as "to the left of".
The craftivity has three options.
-One version has the printed circles with the clip art on them (the earth picture is the example). The benefit would be there is no extra cutting required after the circle is cut. Each state is represented with its own clip art state in either version with the clip art.
-The second version requires you to print the circle on colored paper, and then the clip art is on a separate sheet that can be printed on white paper. This is the version that is shown in the picture above.
-The third version has blank boxes for the kids to write and draw themselves.