Students will learn utilization of maps and their elements. They will also learn about physical and human characteristics of communities. The goal of this unit is to help students understand that maps tell the story of a community and that people modify their physical environment to meet their needs. Through station exploration, map reading practice, creating digital maps, and exploring the local neighborhood, students with a variety of learning modalities will internalize the purpose of maps. Students transfer their knowledge and skills at the end of the unit by designing a community and creating a map to represent that community.
Pum, Lauren E. Ms and Montoya, Leslie D. Mrs, "Where I Live (2nd grade)" (2015). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 298.
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