Since 1st grade is in the beginning of school, it is important to make sure the students know the basics. Of course being able to read the map will be a prerequisite for answering questions about geography based on a map. -MDB
Texas Regions: This would be an even better project for students to do! In groups they could each make a map of the regions. This would teach the students mapping skills and let them differentiate each region. They could then present it to the class when finished.
How to Make a Map Purse @Jan Wilke Hayden Newman Well I was thinking of a New York City Bag, with the places you went, high-lighted. Maybe not so much as an actual purse, but one that would hold your flat paper memorabilia from your Vacation.