In Fudge-A-Mania by Judy Blume, Peter Hatcher's family will be driving from Manhattan, NY to Southwest Harbor, ME for vacation. On the map, your students will write 'Manhattan' next to the star on the map in New York to show where Peter lives, then write 'South West Harbor' next to the start on the map in Maine to show where the family will be vacationing. Then they will draw a line from Manhattan to Southwest Harbor to show the journey the family will travel. On page 2, your students will use the map and compass to answer three questions:
1) What three states will the Hatchers have to drive through to get to Maine?
2) In what direction will the Hatchers have to drive to get from New York to Maine?
3) Southwest Harbor is on the coast of what ocean?
This geography/reading comprehension activity can be done after reading chapters 1-2 of Fudge-A-Mania. This includes two printable handouts.
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