We live in an age where children type directions into an electronic device, but that means that they don't get much real-world experience with reading maps and using map keys. This gorgeous PDF worksheet lets students see a map of the continent of Africa, and allows them to associate map symbols in a key with the destinations on the map. They'll use the key to help them answer the directional questions and feel like they're on an actual safari!
Even in the day of GPS, being able to read a map is a skill that goes beyond finding location. Using symbols to help locate places of interest and destinations also helps strengthen reading, visual discrimination and critical problem-solving skills. This fun and free worksheet will give children concrete imagery to help strengthen their ability to use map symbols when reading maps and locating specific places.
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