Student Work, Cartographers in the Making
This first week of school my social studies classes have been learning about geography. The second lesson on geography was about Map Skills. One of the activities for Map Skills was drawing their own maps of someplace they knew or making up an imaginary place.
A young lady whom I taught last year in sixth grade asked if she could draw a map of Buzby Island. She'd read The Boy From Buzby Beach and thought it would be fun to make a map of what she imagined Jacques's home to look like. I was flattered and told he drawing a map of Buzby Island would be fine.
Several other students also chose to draw maps of imaginary islands. I was amused by one in particular where the young lady drew a map of an island in the shape of her initial.
If the maps were done carefully and colorfully I posted them up around my room. The students whose maps were chosen were tickled to see them posted. Those whose maps didn't get chosen vowed to do a better job on the next project.
Image Credit » DW Davis