Lesson Plan: X Marks the Spot

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Pirate Map

There is something about pirates and buried treasure that sparks imagination in the mind of a child. To expose your students to reading maps, why not have them search for buried treasure  on a map that is based on a fun fantasy world?

The Imagination Tree created this interactive pirate map lesson plan that guides you through the process of creating a map of your backyard, classroom or school playground. It also includes a variety of games that allow the children to experiment with reading maps and following directions.

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This memorable lesson plan will have your children excited to learn to read a map and racing to find whatever treasure you have hidden under the X. The kids will hope that it’s cookies or candy, of course.

Image credit: The Imagination Tree 

By Grace Conner

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