Thursday, January 23, 2014

First grade map makers!

These are some cool maps that my first grade students made of the US. This idea came from me looking at their classroom GPS Social Studies standards. One of their standards is to be able to locate where they live on a map. I wanted it to be more fun than that, so we learned about lots of neat places and things to see all over the country. (my summer road trips really came in handy here!) I also collected LOTS of maps of the US, old and new, books, puzzles etc. for my students to be inspired by. Here are a few examples of the maps that they created. I love how painterly they turned out.