We do map drills in our study of Egypt and now in our study of the solar system as well. I just created this freebie so drop by a pick up a copy if you want to try it too. This is a simple and easy way to learn the planets and their order around the sun. here is how to begin…
1. First lesson: add one planet (the sun) to the blank map.
2. Second lesson: (one week later) without looking at the map with planets put the planet on the blank map you added last week (the sun). Then add another planet to the blank map. (mercury).
3. Third lesson: (one week later) without looking at the map with the planets put the two planets on the blank map that you added last week. (the sun and mercury). Then add another planet to the blank map.
4. Fourth lesson: (one week later) repeat the last lesson and add another planet to the blank map.
On and on you go until all the planets have been added.