World History

World Map Directions

Study link for Map Test


With an atlas and white construction paper, create a world map. Color the oceans/seas blue and the continents alternating colors or by elevation. Your map must be neatly colored using colored pencils or crayon. Add a compass rose in the ocean and a map title at the top. Label with black fine tip marker the following items:

  • Compass Rose
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Southern Ocean
  • North America
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Australia
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Antarctica
  •  Equator
  • Tropic of Cancer
  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Mediterranean Sea
  •  Black Sea
  • Red Sea
  • Caspian Sea 


You will be graded with the following scoresheet:

World Map Score Sheet


World fills up paper/drawn accurately      /10

Waters/Lines/Continents Labeled           /20                       

Continents/Seas Colored neatly          /10

Title (Centered @ top of map)                   /4

Compass Rose                                     /4

Name(top right hand corner)                 /2

Total                                                        /50