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Wonders of Missouri: Mapping Our Way Across

published on: 2/28/2003

Contributing Teacher(s): Lynda Hoggatt

Subject Area: Social Studies/MO History

Grade Range: Upper Elementary (4-5)

Materials Needed:

  • pencil
  • Missouri map
  • string
  • ruler
  • calculator
  • Module Packet containing the Student Prompt, Scoring Guide, and the Response Sheets

Instructional Strategy: Evaluating Student Understanding

Process Standards:

  • Goal 1.4 use technological tools and other resources to locate, select and organize information
  • Goal 1.6 discover and evaluate patterns and relationships in information, ideas and structures
  • Goal 1.8 organize data, information and ideas into useful forms (including charts, graphs, outlines)

Content Standards:

  • Communication Arts 1. Speaking and writing standard English (including grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, ...)
  • Communication Arts 4. Writing formally (such as reports, narratives, essays) and informally (such as outlines, notes)
  • Social Studies 5. The major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement,...

    Time Allowance: Two 45 minute sessions

    Description: This MAP module is evaluative for individual student performance in applying basic knowledge and understanding information contained on a map. Students use a Missouri road map as a tool for problem solving.


    Classroom Component: Distribute the necessary materials as listed above. Provide students with the Module Packet and read the prompt aloud so they clearly understand the directions. Pre-assessment Instructions: This module is intended to be used following a social studies map skills unit. The prerequisite knowledge needed prior to the administration of this assessment is an understanding in the use of a map index, a map legend, a scale of miles, and a compass rose. Additional prior knowledge needed is a working knowledge of how to use a map to figure mileage, how to write cardinal directions, a knowledge of mathematical computations for the purpose of figuring total mileage and driving time, and the ability to communicate a justification in writing. Wonders of Missouri: Mapping Our Way Across Response Sheet #1

  • Which information is not given on the Official Highway Map of Missouri?
  • The shortest route between major cities
  • Highway classifications
  • City populations
  • Climate of Missouri
  • What is the section of a map which explains the symbols that assist in reading the information of the map called?
  • Index
  • Legend
  • Mileage chart
  • Inset map
  • On Interstate 70, what is the distance between Interstate markers 24 at Oak Grove and 37 at Odessa?
  • 13 miles
  • 61 miles
  • 31 miles
  • 28 miles
  • What two rivers form state boundaries for Missouri?
  • Traveling along US 54 from Jefferson City to Fulton, one would be heading in which direction?
  • Locate and list three major highways across Missouri that travel north and south. Do the same for three major highways that travel east and west. What is noticeable about the way the highways are numbered? Identify the pattern and give a possible explanation for this numbering system.
  • Wonders of Missouri: Mapping Our Way Across Performance Event You are going to tour Missouriís Capitol, and need to plan the best route to take from Clinton, Missouri. Use a Missouri map to plan your route. When you have chosen your route, give clear directions how you will get there. Be sure to identify highways and include all cardinal and intermediate directions. Afterward, explain why this would be the best route to your destination. Write your route here: Explain your reasons for choosing the route you did. Wonders of Missouri: Mapping Our Way Across Scoring Guide
  • d
  • d    (1 point: correct answer, 0 points: other)
  • a
  • Correct response: Missouri River and Mississippi River
    2 points:      Both rivers are correctly identified
    1 point: One river is correctly identified
    0 points: No correct response is given
  • Example of a correct response: One would be traveling Northeast when going from Jefferson City to Fulton.
    2 points:      Northeast is given
    1 point: Either north or east is given
    0 points: No correct response is given
  • Example of correct response: All highways that travel north and south are odd numbered, and all highways that travel east and west are even numbered. (Accept any reasonable explanation as to the purpose of this type of numbering.)
    2 points:      Three highways traveling north and south and three highways traveling east and west are identified. Odd and even patterns are identified with a reasonable explanation.
    1 point: Not all highways are listed, or odd/even patterns are not identified; explanation is illogical, unclear or not given.
    0 points: Other
  • Wonders of Missouri: Mapping Our Way Across Performance Event Scoring Guide 4 points:  The route chosen is explained clearly with directions given in sequential order. Highway names and cardinal or intermediate directions are correctly stated. A logical rationale is given for choosing this route. 3 points:  The route chosen is explained clearly and in sequential order. Highway names and cardinal or intermediate directions are given with minimal errors. A rationale is given, but needs some clarification as to the logic behind the choice. 2 points:  The route chosen is explained, but needs some clarification, or is out of sequence. Highway names or directions are not accurate. A rationale is not given or is unclear. 1 point:  An attempt has been made to explain the route taken, but all areas of required criteria are weak. 0 points: No correct response was given, no attempt was made, or the student was off task. What do you think of this lesson? SuccessLink needs to know. Click HERE.

    For additional information contact :
    Lynda Hoggatt
    Osborn Elem.
    Osborn R-O
    (816) 675-2217

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