We started off with Brainpop as a quick introduction and practiced the concept in pairs with a worksheet as well. ABCya has a great game to go along with this concept too! Most of my students picked up on it right away, but for some I wanted a little more reinforcement.
I came up with this activity since my students were SO interested in Google Maps during our study of maps and geography. Anyway I could incorporate them and I knew they would be hooked!
My students loved checking out our town, local city, and close places they knew from a satellite view so I knew this would be a hit.
There are 20 Task Cards and QR codes of famous US and World landmarks that students guess based on their latitude and longitude. A recording sheet is included. Students can use their books, computers, devices, or the suggested printable to make their guess!
then they check their answer using a QR reader!
This can lead to some great discussions in your classroom about landmarks and about using maps!