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Maps and Atlases

  • Map Drawing Skills - Activities designed to help children develop their map drawing skills.
  • Inflatable Globes - Fun time-filler which increases knowledge of places around the world.
  • Pointing North, South, East and West - A fast-paced game which helps children to learn their compass directions.
  • How to Make A Choropleth Map - Make your own Choropleth maps, using this easy-to-follow worksheet. Also includes answers and other related activities.
  • Teaching about Maps - Use this technique when first teaching children about maps.
  • Make a World Map - Create a papier mache map of the world, highlighting geographical features and the locations of different countries.
  • Map Work PDF File - A fantastic worksheet (PDF), which develops children's understanding of map work, and measuring distances. Contributed by a visitor.
  • Where would you like to go? - A simple idea which encourages mapwork and learning about other countries.
  • Map Symbols PDF File - Can your pupils find the correct symbols to identify these places on a map? Contributed by Rachel Simpson.
  • Atlas Scavenger Hunt PDF File - Use these questions to encourage your children to explore atlases. Contributed by Kirsty Scott.
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'Maps and Atlases' Banner
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Map Work Banner
'Map Work' Banner
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Maps Banner
'Maps' Banner
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Atlases Banner
'Atlases' Banner
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Map Challenges
Map Challenges

Use our fictional map of Hopeville with related ideas and challenges for children.
Compass Directions
Compass Directions

A selection of resources to help children learn compass directions.
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Maps Display Border
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