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After reading Joan Sweeney's book "Me On the Map", students will create a map of their bedroom and of their house.
The Armadillo from Amarillo by Lynne Cherry
My Map Book by Sara Finelly
Where Do I Live? by Neil Chesanow
Mapping Penny’s World by Loreen Leedy
Students should have a basic background on the purpose of maps.
Intended Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude.
Observation, symbolization, description
Invitation to Learn
Ask: “What are maps used for? Where have you seen maps?”
If you are planning a field trip, provide a map for each student to study.
Draw a map of the school including all exits, and mark the fire escape route.
Students can go home and draw a map of their homes with their families. Using this map, the family can create a fire escape route.
Collect the maps and assess whether the child has understood the concept.
Observation and questioning.
Look to see that students can show the most important parts of their room.