• Media Center Resources


    Jaeggi, C. (1995). I know about maps. Skokie, ILL: Rand McNally.

    Call Tag: 912 JAE

    Lexile ~ 400

    “Discusses various types of maps and their uses, with explanations of such map-related terms as symbol, direction, and legend.”


    Maurer, T. N. (n. d. ). Using road maps and GPS. New YOrk: Lerner.

    Call Tag: 910 MAU

    Lexile 820

    “Ever wonder what route would get you from coast to coast the fastest? Or where to find camping spots on a road trip? Road maps and GPS give details about routes and sites. But how do you use them?”


    Royston, A. (1999). Maps and symbols. Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn.

    Call Tag: 912 ROY

    Lexile ~780

    “An introduction to maps, what they represent, how they are constructed, and how to read them.”


    Sweeney, J. (1996). Me on the map. New York: Crown.

    Call Tag: 912 SW

    Lexile 280

    “A child describes how her room, her house, her town, her state, and her country become part of a map of her world.”


    Wade, M. D. (2003). Map scales. New York: Children’s Press.

    Call Tag: 912 WAD

    Lexile 460

    “Explains what a map scale is, and shows how to use them to measure distances between places on the map.”

    myOn Resources

    Besel, J. M. (2014). Types of maps. New York: Capstone Press.

    Time: 3 minutes

    Lexile 590

    “The best tool for finding people and places is a map. Learn which type of map can give you the details you're looking for.”


    Besel, J. M. (2014). What is a  map? New York: Capstone Press.

    Time 3 minutes

    Lexile 500

    “The best tool to get you where you're going is a map. Learn how maps can help you find your way.”


    Besel, J. M. (2014). Symbols and keys New York: Capstone Press.

    Time 4 minutes

    Lexile 590

    “Grab a map, and unlock the secret to those tiny pictures. Learn how to find where to go using symbols and keys.”


    Besel, J. M. (2014). Map scales. New York: Capstone Press.

    Time: 3 minutes

    Lexile NC 660

    “Grab a map, and figure out how far from here to there. Learn how to use map scales to find distances.”


    Besel, J. M. (2014). Compass roses and directions. New York: Capstone Press.

    Time: 3 minutes

    Lexile NC 620

    “Grab a map, and point yourself in the right direction! Learn how to get from here to there using a map and compass.”


    Gonzales, D. (2008). Up North and down South: Using map directions. New York: Capstone Press.

    Time 3 minutes

    Lexile 560L

    “Left. Right. East. West. Which way should you go? With a map, a compass, and the skills to use them, you'll never get lost again!”


    Speed Shaskan, T. (2007). The treasure map. New York: Picture Window Books.

    Time 2 minutes

    Lexile 520L

    “It's a pirate's map, and X marks the spot! What kind of hidden treasures will George find along the way?”


    GALILEO Resource

    Remember, if you are at school, you should not have to login. At home, you will need a password. You have been emailed the password. You can always see Ms. Anderson for the password as well.

    Also, this site allows the articles to be read to the students.


    Map and globe. (2017). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from   



    Article 1 Lexile 890

    Article 2 Lexile 1200

    Includes many images.


    Internet Sites


    Map Skills For Elementary Students. (2017). From the National Geographic Society.


    Excellent site that divides information in Pre K-1, 2-4, 5-6+


    Map Games. (2017). From the National Geographic Society.



    Map Skills at pppst. (2017). From http://geography.pppst.com/mapskills.html

    Contains many different PowerPoint presentations that can be downloaded and used as is or adapted to your needs.