This is a handy little booklet you can whip up super quick for your students and will help reinforce your teaching points about what maps are. Aimed at Foundation (K) and Grade 1 students, your kiddos are going to love completing their own mini-book about maps. Also useful as a fast finisher or cut and paste individual pages into their Geography books as you explain each mapping term.


This easy-to-use packet includes definitions and explanations on:

  • Title page
  • What is a map?
  • What is a globe?
  • What are the different types of maps?
  • What is a birds-eye view?
  • What is street view?
  • Why do we use maps?
  • How do maps help us? (two pages of examples)
  • Who uses maps?
  • What are map symbols?
  • What is a compass?
  • What are cardinal directions?
  • Let's make a map! (individual activity)


Aligned to the following curriculum

Australia (ACARA) 8.3


  • The representation of the location of places and their features on simple maps and models.
  • Describing how the globe is a representation of the world and locating Australia and other places on a globe

My Book About Maps - an introduction to mapping

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