Work in Progress
Please pardon our progress while we refine the look and functionality of our new ALEX site! You can still access the old ALEX site at If you would like to share feedback or have a question for the ALEX Team, you can use the contact form here, or email us directly at

NOTICE: The old ALEX site at will not be accessible on March 31st. Please contact if this may cause an issue with a scheduled event/deadline.
Social Studies (2010) Grade(s): KG

Differentiate between land forms and bodies of water on maps and globes.

Unpacked Content


Students know:
  • The difference between water and land and they are represented differently on maps and globes.
  • Vocabulary: land form, body of water, map, globe


Students are able to:
  • Identify land and water on a map or globe that has been represented in a variety of ways (color, texture, symbols, etc.).


Students understand that:
  • Land and water are represented differently on maps and globes.


  • land form
  • body of water
  • map
  • globe
  • difference