Time for completion:

One class period for review of mapping criteria and 1-2 sessions for Island Mapping Lesson

For elementary grades with limited number of computers, have one station set up so that students can explore Google Earth or if possible, have a sketch program so that students can design Eagle Island by creating a digital map.

Graphing paper if integrating with a math lesson on scale drawings. For younger students provide drawing paper the size of a standard desk.

Markers, crayons, rulers, and colored pencils should be available.

If creating textured maps with 3D features, provide clay, cardboard, or materials to construct objects for the map.


Each student should have a reflective learning journal. At the middle level, a digital journal would be fine. Noteshare Notebooks are perfect for this.



Educational Materials authored by Laura Richter

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