Navigating Your Community

Young scholars draw a map from memory describing the route between their classroom and the gym including a legend, a compass rose, a map scale, symbols, and a landmark at every change of direction. They then retrace their steps in their maps on foot, correcting any mistakes. Students then write narrative directions so that someone would be able to find the gym.

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