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Crisscrossing the Country:
Plan a Trip!



  • Ed. Technology
  • Geography
  • Measurement


  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Brief Description

Students plan a trip to five national landmarks! The student work sheet is provided.


Students use an online map resource to estimate the number of miles they would travel to visit five selected U.S. landmarks.


measure, travel, trip, miles, map

Materials Needed

computers with Internet access, calculators (optional)

Lesson Plan

See the student work sheet.


ANSWER KEY: Total = 1,526 miles

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins




Originally published 07/23/2000
Last updated 06/16/2016