Social Studies - 2019-20

K.6 - Basic Map Concepts

The student will develop an awareness that maps and globes

a) show a view from above;

b) show things in smaller size; and

c) show the position of objects.

Adopted: 2015


  • Maps help us learn about the world around us.
  • Maps help us find places we want to go.
  • Maps help us find the way to places we want or need to go.


Basic map concepts will help students use maps and globes.


Basic concepts about maps and globes

  • Land and water features can be shown on a map as viewed from above.
  • Maps and globes show features in a smaller size than they are in real life.
  • Locations can be found using a map, globe, geographic tool, or electronic device.

Viewing and using simple maps helps to develop an awareness of where people and things are located in the community.


Updated: May 18, 2018