# Map Construction Paper

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Before (Planning Phase)
The teacher should have a prepared map of a bedroom, a title to place on the map later, and a key to also place on the map.
Student desks should be in groups of 4
Each group will need:
Glue stick
White card stock
Colored construction paper
Pencils
Lesson Topic and Name: Mapping with Shapes
Content Area(s) Focus: Identifying/Developing Map Elements
Step 1: Facts about the Student Learners

The 2nd grade classroom consists of a total of 23 students: 11 Caucasian, 8 African American, 3 Hispanic, 1 Chinese.
Three students are English Language Learners. Two, Penelope and Jose, are from Mexico and the other, Simon, is from China. Jose struggles with attention span and following directions given to him. Penelope is …show more content…

Many students in the classroom are visual learners. The teacher finds that integrating technology often yields greater interest in the lesson. The teacher has also found that when incorporating a song into the lesson, students’ attentiveness increases.
Pause and Reflect About Specific Students
Jose will be placed in a group with students who remain on task in order to encourage him to stay focused.

Step 2: Content:
Students will learn about maps, legends, and map titles. Students will develop their own map with a group.
MA2013(2) 24. Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. (Sizes are compared directly or visually, not compared by measuring.) Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. [2-G1]
SS2010(2) Living and Working Together in State and Nation 6. Identify states, continents, oceans, and the equator using maps, globes, and technology.
• Identifying map elements, including title, legend, compass rose, and scale ACOS Standard Correlation:

Instructional Objective:
Students will work in groups to construct a simple map of an …show more content…

Items in the bedroom will be represented by shapes (bed-rectangle, side table- square, lamp-circle, etc.) with recognizable features. The teacher will ask the students “Does anyone think they know what this is a picture of?” Students will be given the opportunity to decipher the map.

Explain:
After students spend time working to find what the picture is of and given the chance to share, the teacher will attach the title and the legend/ key. The teacher will tell the students that this is a picture of a map, a map of a bedroom. The teacher will also explain what the purpose of the title and the key on a map are. The students with the teacher will discuss why this title and this key clarify that this picture is a map of the bedroom.
“A title tells the person viewing the map, what the map is of.”
“The key or legend tells the person viewing the map what is included on the map”
“The key has all of the shapes included on the map, so that we as map readers can match the key with the map to know what the map says”
Students with the teacher will determine what object the rectangle represents, what object the circle represents, etc based on the