Mapping Philadelphia

As part of their neighborhood study, Primary D children are learning how to read and create maps. We read Mapping Penny’s World, a beautifully illustrated introduction to mapmaking, and the children were challenged to draw a map of their own bedroom. They made sure that their map had a title, symbols, and labels, and some of our young cartographers even included a map key and a compass rose. This activity was a good first step towards our next mapping activity, creating neighborhood maps. We will locate everyone’s neighborhood on our giant Philadelphia map. We look forward to finding out more about each other’s neighborhood and are sure we will notice many similarities and differences.