The concept of scale is often difficult for younger students. Our world is arranged in a number of spatial hierarchies, some physical (e.g. watersheds) and some social (e.g. political units).
This simple front-back sheet of paper allows students to understand how their home fits within counties, states, countries, continents, and the world. To use, fold the paper in half four times. Beginning with “Community”, the student unfolds the sheet to locate themselves within this ‘nesting’ of geographic units.
Click Here to access Fold-a-Map. This two-page PDF file will need to be printed on both sides of a single sheet of paper.