teaching resource

Feature of Maps - Task Cards

  • Updated

    Updated:  25 Sep 2023

Explore the features of maps and globes with a set of multiple-choice task cards.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  6 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  2 - 4

teaching resource

Feature of Maps - Task Cards

  • Updated

    Updated:  25 Sep 2023

Explore the features of maps and globes with a set of multiple-choice task cards.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  6 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  2 - 4

Explore the features of maps and globes with a set of multiple-choice task cards.

What Are the Features of Maps?

Before our young learners delve too far into the wonderful world of Geography, there are certain key skills they’ll need to have under their belts. One such skill is understanding the purpose, types and features of maps and globes.

This set of 12 task cards has been designed to help your students learn about some of the common features of maps and globes. Some such features include:

  • scale
  • legends and keys
  • symbols
  • compass rose
  • latitude and longitude
  • equator
  • prime meridian.

Multiple Uses for These Mapping Activity Cards

The versatile resource has been designed to be used in multiple ways in your classroom. Check out some of these suggestions:

Scoot Activity

Place the task cards around the room. Assign one card to each student to start. Students rotate through the cards, recording their answers on the recording sheet.

Show Me!

Provide the students with mini whiteboards and markers. Show them the task cards in turn. Have the students write the correct answer on their whiteboard. When the students are finished, say “Show Me!” Students can turn around their boards, allowing you to monitor who requires additional help with the concept.

Exit Tickets

Use a few task cards as a quick warm-up or exit ticket. Find the two or three cards you want to use and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Have them write their answers on a sticky note along with their name for an easy formative assessment!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown menu next to the Download button to choose between the easy-print PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Print one version of the resource, then copy the task cards on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

Recording sheets can be placed into dry-erase sleeves and reused time and again!


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter collaborator. 

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