Street Mapping

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What's around the block? Or down the street? Ask your pupils to tap into their map skills by drafting the area around their home and school.

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Instructional Ideas
  • After they complete their maps, invite pupils to write a description of the area around their house using the correct prepositions
  • Use these map drafts to inspire more detailed or to-scale works that you can put together into a collage or class neighborhood
  • Walk students around the school and have them collaborate to create a classroom map of the area rather than focusing on their home neighborhoods
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners will need to know how to use a compass in order to successfully complete the assignment
  • Includes a grid for drawing the map
  • This fairly simple activity has a lot of potential for extension and adaptation
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