Exploring the Kids’ Guide to Canada map
- Grades: K-8
- Date: Sept. 18 – 22, 2017. (No deadline)
- Hashtag: #akgtcsa
1 Students will have time to explore the Kids’ Guide to Canada map and become familiar with the map and basic map reading skills.
2 Students will explore local introduction artifacts by other students, and learn about other communities across Canada.
3 Students will become interested in connecting and learning with other classes across the country.
This week we invite your students to explore the Kids’ Guide to Canada interactive map by completing a fun Scavenger Hunt in the privacy of your classroom. We’ve created a list of possible items for students to find which you can choose from, depending on the length of time you have available and the skill level of your students. Choose the first 15 easy questions, or choose all 40!
We will send a special electronic e-badge to every participating class whose teacher emails us at email@example.com to let us know that they have completed the Scavenger Hunt activity successfully.
1. Download the Scavenger Hunt Questions and Answers, and prepare a Scavenger Hunt for your individual class: simply add or subtract questions for your students to match an appropriate number of questions and level of difficulty for your needs.
2. Point out to students that the link for the new Kids’ Guide to Canada map is printed at the top of the Scavenger Hunt Question sheet.
3. You may wish to have your students work in partners or small groups, as this activity is an excellent opportunity for collaborative learning.
4. Depending on your students, you may also wish to explore the map in general with the class before they begin the Scavenger Hunt, pointing out the different tools which are available for map reading purposes.
5. Please note that allowing students to search for answers on the internet encourages initiative, but defeats the purpose of this activity – which to explore the map and improve map reading skills!