SA26  Community Walk

SA26 Community Walk

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Community Walk and Mapping    SA26


  • Grade:          K-8
  • Date:          October 9 -13, 2017.   (no deadline)
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To learn about and celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of communities across Canada.



This week, have your students bundle up and go out for a walk in the cool October breeze and have them investigate the question: What makes our local neighbourhood community?


Who lives in our community? What local history is unraveled? What kind of buildings, stores, houses, and transportation systems do we have?  What kind of land and waterways exist in this neighbourhood?  What are they used for?  What kinds of signs of change in the community can we observe?


Challenge them to take pictures along the way!


Mapping Activity: 
When you return, challenge small groups of students to create a map of the community through which they have just walked, and 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 blank paper, to a more detailed map drawn on graph paper, to creating a full Storymap using a special app or platform such as ESRI’s Storymaps tool.



  • Paper and pen/cils
  • Optional: Digital devices





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However, please be sure to keep student identities out of any special activity pictures you share.




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