Map the Garden

Young cartographers design maps of their school gardens, including a key, compass indicating correct orientation, and colors to enhance their map details.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider giving the background information, which is provided for the instructor, to your pupils as notes, including the graphic of commonly recognized map symbols
Classroom Considerations

  • Identifying cardinal directions can be a difficult concept, and you may want to incorporate other resources to help explain this when reviewing the maps your students have created

  • Good opportunity for a hands-on and interactive learning experience

  • Lesson is fairly broad and doesn't have a clear focus for what skills students should be developing