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US Map

Identify states using cardinal directions and known landmarks using Mapmaker Toolkit.


  • Students will use a simple map to identify and locate places by finding states on a map with clues given by the teacher.
  • Students will know areas that can be classified as regions by locating states on a map after being given region name and cardinal direction clues.


  • Color in states on the computer after the teacher gives directions
  • Teacher will give directions using cardinal directions, region names, and previously taught states and landmarks

Sunshine State Standards

  • SS.B.1.1.2

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes, and other technologies.
  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.
  • Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum.
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.


  • Mapmaker Toolkit


  • Have students create their own directions and work in partners to see if they can stump each other.

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