Lesson Plan:

Classroom Map

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September 25, 2015
by Ginger Bruster

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to read a map and a map key and create their own map of their classroom.


Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Ask students if they've even seen a map before and if they can share with the class what they are for.
  • Find out what students have read a map.
  • Ask students what they know about maps.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Pass out the Using a Map Key worksheet.
  • Explain that maps have a map key, where the user can see what symbols represent on a map.
  • Have students look at the map key on the worksheet.
  • Complete the worksheet together as a class.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (20 minutes)

  • Pass out the Reading a Map worksheet.
  • Complete the worksheet together as a class.
  • Show students how to make a map of a room on the whiteboard.
  • Make sure you include a map key!

Independent Working Time (20 minutes)

  • Pass out blank paper to each student.
  • Students will create a classroom map including a map key.
  • Point out landmarks in your classroom that may be important for students to include.
  • Encourage students to get up and walk around the classroom quietly if need to get a better view of the classroom.



  • Enrichment: Advanced students may make a map of the whole school.
  • Support: Students may need to partner up with another student to help guide them with this assignment.


Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Students will be assessed by the completion of their worksheets and the effort put into their classroom maps.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Have students share their classroom maps they've created with the class.
  • Have students compare and contrast maps.

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