Community Walk and Community Mapping
- Grade: K-8
- Date: October 9 -13, 2017. (no deadline)
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- Hashtag: Please share student works and photographs of your students completing this activity using the hashtag #akgtcsa
OBJECTIVES: To learn about and celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of communities across Canada
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: This week, take your students for a walk out in the cool October breeze, and investigate what makes up your local neighbourhood community. Who lives in your community? What local history is unraveled? Have your students record the kind of buildings, stores, houses, and transportation systems they see along the way? What kind of land and waterways exist in this neighbourhood? What are they used for? What kinds of signs of change in the community do your students observe?
When you return, challenge small groups of students to create a map of the community through which they have just walked, and to add the features of important places they saw along the way. Depending on your students, this could range from a simple mental map on a piece of paper, to a more detailed map drawn on graph paper, to creating a Storymap using a special app or platform such as ESRI’s Storymaps tool.
- Paper and pen/cils
- Digital devices
- Local maps
Please share photographs of your students in action! However, please be sure to keep student identities out of any special activity pictures you share.