Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion


Welcome to Map Adventure! You are going to learn about different types of maps and be able to locate your home address on a map.

The Task:

With a partner you will research different types of maps on the computer, and then in books. You will complete an activity sheet that describes what each map shows. (Activity sheet #1) Then you will locate your home address on a map, print it, and write directions on how to get to your home. You will present your map with directions to the class, and then add your directions and map to our class book entitled: Where Do We Live?

The Process:

At the computer:

Read all directions before you click.

  1. Click on Resources. Click on the link to view and read about different types of maps.
  2. Click on types of maps.
  3. Read about the types of maps listed on the page.
  4. List the types and make notes on what each map shows.(Activity Sheet #1)
  5. Click on home address map.
  6. Type in your home street address, city, and state.
  7. Click Map It!
  8. Use zoom in, zoom out, or N,S,E,W arrows to help you locate different map scales that show your address.
  9. Choose a map that will help you write directions to your house.
  10. Print the map.

In the classroom:

  1. With your partner look in the reference books to locate other types of maps and list them on your activity sheet with the ones you have already listed.
  2. Complete the rest of the activity sheet and turn it in.
  3. Work on the directions to your house and tell them to your partner. You should choose a main road in the city to use as a starting point.
  4. Rehearse the directions with your partner. Give suggestions to each other.
  5. Write your directions and clip them to your map. Turn them in.


Activity sheet #1

Types of maps

Home address map

Reference books in the classroom


Student's work will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Click to view and print a rubric for scoring student work.


After completing your Map Adventure Webquest, listening to the presentations, and helping make a class book, you will have learned more about how to use maps to help you.

Map Adventure WebQuest was designed and researched by Pat Hayes, Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC

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