Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thinking Like a Cartographer

Yes! Like a cartographer! Mapping!


Once my students had built their businesses and added to their community with housing, trees, hospitals, schools and a lake (complete with a bridge, I might add) I quickly sketched our mural.
Then, I added grid lines to work on mapping skills. 



My students added their building to their map and wrote sentences about the coordinates using numbers and letters. They did the same for the vacant lot and then added a compass rose. On the back they wrote sentences about their building in relation to other features on the map using compass rose vocabulary.




This #PBL will integrate all content areas and the students are loving it - taking complete ownership. I love teaching this way!

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