Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Subject:
Computer Science, Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson, Visual Media
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary
Tags:
CPS, Chesapeake Public Schools, Computational Thinking, Computer Science, Cs Unplugged, GoVA, LCPS, Loudoun County Public Schools, Unplugged, Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs

Education Standards (3)

Map Symbols Unplugged

Map Symbols Unplugged

Overview

In this unplugged lesson, students learn the importance of symbols on a map. They begin by review cardinal directions as they code their way from symbol to symbol on the map. They conclude the lesson by creating a map of their own, complete with symbols!

This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.

Map Symbols Unplugged

 

Driving Question: How can we, as cartographers, use algorithms and map symbols to navigate a map?