The game Battleship has been around for years. I still remember playing our own version of this as a kid. My dad would make grids for us and we would draw out the ships and play for hours. It is a great way to learn how to read coordinates and locate specific spots.
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Several years ago, I created a unit with my class that I have replicated a few times. It is interactive and gives the students a sense of ownership as they design their own properties, community buildings, parks, waterways, etc. If you are interested in trying this with your students, you can check out the unit by clicking here or by clicking the image below.