Simple Map of Mexico (CQSB)

Information / Instructions
You can DUPLICATE this map and activity!
  • Make sure you are logged in.
  • Click the green Duplicate button in the Map tab at right to create your own map.
  • Rename your map. You can change the title and edit or delete these instructions at any time. (The "Edit" link is at bottom)
  • If appropriate, add a secret and unguessable Share Code to collaborate with others.


Concept and writing by T. Klankar
Editing and resources by LEARN


To review simple mapping skills learned in secondary one.
To begin to explore issues related to the development and growth of an urban territory.

Students will locate then map Mexico and various zones in that country. They will use basic icons to label the map of Mexico according to instructions, their findings, and their observations.

For certain tasks students should start by researching using resources below. Consider also switching to satellite views and using the Panorama Streetview feature to identify where office buildings and factories are located.

Note: For all the tasks, students must remember that ANYTHING put on the map (points, lines, shapes) must correspond to icons and colours in a legend they create!


1. Draw a blue line around the borders of the country of Mexico.

2. Use an icon (symbol) to indicate the capital city of Mexico City.

3. Use an icon (symbol) to indicate the financial centre of Mexico City.

4. Use an icon (symbol) to indicate the industrial centre in Mexico City.

5. Draw a red dotted line at the border of the continental USA.

6. Use an (icon) symbol to show illegal migration across the Mexico/USA border (demonstrate this movement).
(It is also possible to use a shape for this task)

7. Use an icon (symbol) to denote the country of Belize.

8. Use an icon (symbol) to denote the country of Guatemala.


CIA World Factbook
North America https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/wfbExt/region_noa.html
Central America https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/wfbExt/region_cam.html

The evolving urban form: the valley of mexico

Plans to improve the Mexico City-Toluca transport corridor

Mexican Immigrants in the United States http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/mexican-immigrants-united-states-0

Geography Lesson: International Migration

Deciding To Cross: Why Illegal U.S./Mexico Border Crossing Is About More Than Simple Economics http://www.decodedscience.com/deciding-cross-illegal-u-s-mexico-border-crossing-simple-economics/36483