Types of Maps UNIT: Reading Passages, Lapbook, PowerPoint, & Test!


No-prep, 2-3 week unit on six different types of maps, and more! The map types included are: Political, Physical, Road, Climate, Resource, and Thematic. There is also a 3-page lesson on map reading skills and components, like a Map Title, Map Key, Scale, and Compass Rose. With this resource, you will be provided with lesson plans, a student workbook and accompanying interactive notebook (activity lapbook), a PowerPoint for teacher-guided instruction, and an end-of-unit assessment. The student workbook is also Google 1:1 compatible. Reading and literacy skill building activities are built-in to the student workbook (You can also buy the Student Workbook as a stand-alone resource by CLICKING HERE).

This “Types of Maps” unit is an excellent supplement to my CONTINENTS, OCEANS, & MAP SKILLS UNIT; check it out!

This unit is easy to implement with independent learners and, therefore, can be used in hybrid classrooms, with at-home learners, or fully in-person classes. And as a bonus- your students will love learning about different types of maps with Tony the Tourist!


– A Student Workbook

  • Vocabulary List
  • Seven Lessons: Map Basics, Political Maps, Physical Maps, Road Maps, Climate Maps, Resource Maps, and Thematic Maps.
  • Reading Passages with built-in Map Skills questions.
  • Reading Skills activities
  • Study Guide
  • Google 1:1 Compatible

– An Activity Lapbook

  • Completely aligned to the Student Workbook
  • 3 interactive activities
  • Can be used by students independently
  • 8 Writing Prompts on a Choice Board
  • Vocabulary Flashcards

– PowerPoint

  • Provides a digital form of the Student Workbook
  • Great for teacher-directed read alouds and whole-class instruction

– Teacher Guide

  • Lesson plans with Student Learning Objectives and Essential Questions
  • Answer Keys for all resources
  • Unit preparation checklist
  • State Standards: Common Core, TEKS, VA SOL

– Test

  • Editable Word document
  • 5 fill-in-the-blank questions with a word bank
  • 5 multiple choice questions
  • 2 short response questions

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