SA36 Put Your Neighbourhood On the Map!

SA36 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 learn about and celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of communities across Canada.



  • History (local community symbols and heritage)
  • Geography  (place and location)



Did you know that you putting your neighbourhood on the map is as simple as uploading a couple of photographs of your local area, or linking to a brief 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 could best introduce your local neighbourhood to the children of Canada in one easy step. (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 or (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 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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