Your students, the cartographers!
Following is a set of reproducible outline maps. These maps are ideal to use when creating simple thematic maps. The maps have latitude and longitude degrees and hatch marks as guides for students to create their own grid systems.
Some other suggestions for maps include:
Create historical thematic maps for other class studies - maps showing chronological historical events, distribution of ethnic groups, and explorations are just a few examples. Encourage students to create timelines for their historical event maps.
Literature and Nonfiction Reading
Create maps to illustrate themes from students' reading selections. Map the movements of characters in fiction selections.
Map locations of important scientific discoveries.