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Category: Social Studies

Map Skills with Second Grade

Posted in second grade, Social Studies, and technology

Second graders came to the Jackson Library this week to reinforce map skills they are learning in the classroom. I created a map of some Jackson Elementary hallways and asked them to find D-3 and draw a certain shape in a certain color on that grid square. Then I asked them which teacher’s room is there. They used the compass rose to then travel (3 west and 1 north) to see whose room was in that spot. Then they drew an orange triangle on that classroom. I asked them what grid coordinates made up the library. (3!) Then we discussed the map legend and what “R” might mean. (Restroom) After they checked out books, they viewed a photo I put on the screen of their classroom as a reference and used Classroom Architect on the computers to re-create a map of their classroom. Fun!

Where in the World is Walter?
Jackson Map
Classroom Architect

Havrist
Havrist – Map of Ms. Rome’s classroom
Ayushree
Ayushree- Ms. Rome’s room

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Rome
Ms. Rome’s room
Elisabeth- Bobadilla
Elisabeth- Ms. Bobadilla’s Room

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