Map Skills Worksheet


How to teach Maps

Using this Map Skills Worksheet, students use a map scale and legend to find locations on a map to build their map skills.

A map scale is a tool used to measure distances on a map. The Graphic Scale uses a line with separations marked by smaller intersecting lines. The map reader uses the scale along with a ruler.

Students use map elements to read a map and find locations.

Other resources to use with this Map Skills Worksheet

If you are using this worksheet, your students are probably learning about maps.

Use this Finding Spot Map Coordinate Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this worksheet by reviewing how maps help us. Then, students complete worksheet independently or with a partner. Finally, students practice finding distances on their town map.

Be sure to check out our Maps Worksheets.

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