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Map Drawing Activity - Grade 2

Using the maps  from the Learning to Use Maps Activity as a guide, have your students draw a map of the area. Remind them to include all waterways and landforms. They can also create symbols for things on the map. Here is a sample below.

Map Drawing Activity - Grade 2

Citing Research References

When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).

When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.

Here is an example of citing this page:

Amsel, Sheri. "Map Drawing Activity - Grade 2" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2019. October 17, 2019
< http://exploringnature.org/db/view/Map-Drawing-Activity-Grade-2 >

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