In Mrs. M’s Gr. 1/2 classroom, students wondered what it would be like to live, work, play and learn in different countries around the world and how it compares to the Belleville community.
From here, students had questions and wondering about different types of transportation, directions, maps, weather and more! Here is a sample of class generated wonderings:
After considering the questions of students, mapping was a key idea. What are they? How are they used? How do they help us?
Two mentor texts were chosen by Mrs. M and student discussions took place about the different purposes that maps have depending on content and circumstance.
From here, student learned about what elements make up a map and finally, students created their own maps! MY MAP OF _______________.
Stay tuned! The Inquiry continues: If students understand what a community is, then they will be able to identify features in their own communities and communities around the world.