Learning About Maps! Map Skills Activities & More


Get back-to-the-basics with these “Learning About Maps” student-centered activities! This print-and-go resource is a mini version of my Continents & Oceans, Map Skills and Types of Maps Bundle. These activities and readings are a great way to kick-off Social Studies for the year! A Google-compatible workbook provides a digital option, too.



– No prep-work or planning is needed!

– Student workbooks include informational reading passages with built-in reading skills tasks (like ‘Main Idea’, ‘Summarize’, and ‘Draw a Conclusion’).

– Hands-on activities are great for Lapbooks or Interactive Notebooks.

– 7 days worth of material is provided.

– Great way to infuse independent learning into your classroom.



– A Reading Workbook

  • 12-page student workbook
  • TopicsMap Basics (How to read a map, Map components). The Continents & OceansPolitical MapsPhysical MapsRoad MapsLongitude & LatitudeHemispheres & Directions.
  • Informational Reading Passages
  • Reading Skills activities
  • Annotation Directions


– An Activity Book

  • Completely aligned to the Reading Workbook
  • 5 interactive activities
  • Can be used by students independently
  • 8 Writing Prompts on a Choice Board
  • Great with Lapbooks and Interactive Notebooks


– Teacher Guide

  • Teacher Prep Checklist
  • Google link for a digital reading workbook
  • Suggested Lesson implementation
  • Answer Keys for all resources


Looking for something more specific surrounding these topics? Check out these complete units:

Continents & Oceans, Map Skills

Types of Maps