Educator Resources

Resources for Educators

Here you’ll find tools, lesson plans, activities, and teaching resources you may need for your classroom.

Classroom Lesson Plans and Activities

Classroom Investigation: Cadastral Surveying

This classroom investigation series includes three classroom activities about cadastral surveying on public lands. Students will apply cadastral surveying knowledge, history, and techniques to their school environment.

Grades: K-8
Length: 45 minutes each

X Marks the Spot – Lesson Plan

This classroom activity teaches students how to use a compass and how to “pace” to find the hidden ‘X’ in a treasure hunt-themed game.

Grades: K-8
Length 25-50 minutes

Comparing Measurements – Lesson Plan

The classroom activity demonstrates a variety of measuring methods in order to test the accuracy of each one.

Grade: 3-8
Length: 20-30 minutes

All Around the Compass – Lesson Plan

This colorful and musical activity shows students the cardinal directions (N,E,S,W) and how to read a compass.

Grades: k-2
Length: 20 minutes

Other Resources

Get Kids into Survey

Bringing young people into the exciting world of survey through pioneering content and engaging experiences.

Lindsay the GIS Professional

Fun activities for an elementary audience about mapping and GIS.