SA36a Put Your Neighbourhood On the Map

SA36a Put Your Neighbourhood On the Map

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Grade:      K-8
Date:         Jan. 8 – 12, 2018.   (no deadline)




  1. To identify and share important aspects of your local community.
  2. To provide students with an authentic audience.
  3. To learn about and celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of communities across Canada.



History (local community development and characteristics)


Putting your neighbourhood on the map
is as simple as
uploading a couple of photographs of your local area,
or linking to a 10-second welcome video
you’ve posted on Twitter
or elsewhere online!


Nobody can learn about your community,
or connect with your class
until you’re on the map!


This week’s challenge:

Ask your students to decide how they’d like to introduce your local neighbourhood to the children of Canada. (Remember, the purpose is to introduce your community, not your school or students themselves.)


Will it be

a Welcome video in front of the heart of the neighourhood or an identifying sign?

3 photos of important places in the neighbourhood?

a collage of artwork your students make to show their favourite places?

a 10 second video of students saying “Welcome” in each of the different languages they speak?


Or perhaps your students have already created something that you’ve never gotten around to uploading….

…your community quilt!   (see SA1)

….…pictures of your school yard    (SA3)

….….…students on a walk in the neighbourhood (SA33)

….….….….students visiting a local historic site




  • Cameras
  • Art materials
  • Teacher access to Artifact Entry Form (register here to gain access to this if you haven’t already)


This week’s challenge is to
put your neighbourhood on the map!




PLEASE share photographs of your students in action! 

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




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