U.S. Geological Survey - The Learning Web
K-12 student resources, including project ideas and homework help.
Three of the teaching packets are especially suited to teaching mapping and geography concepts.
This teaching packet is for grades 5-8 and is organized around geographic themes: location, place, relationships, movement, and regions. A map is a picture of a place. Different maps show different information. No one map can show everything. Students will compare shaded relief maps, road maps, and topographic maps.
Exploring Maps is an interdisciplinary set of materials on mapping for grades 7-12. Students will learn basic mapmaking and map-reading skills and will see how maps can answer fundamental geographic questions: "Where am I?" "What else is here?" "Where am I going?"
All three (3) teaching packets can be downloaded from the USGS web site.
Contact information for the USGS is listed below.
USGS Information Services
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