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What is a community? One way to view a community is to create a map of a town, neighborhood, or region. Draw maps of different kinds of communities using Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons while you practice following directions.
Talk about how mapmakers create maps of communities. Review the parts of a map, including the compass rose that shows us the directions on the map. Discuss how mapmakers show roads, paths, buildings, bodies of water, etc. from a bird’s eye view. Demonstrate how to draw these things using a Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayon on a dry-erase board.
Provide dry-erase crayons and individual dry-erase boards for students to use to create maps. Tell students that they will be following your directions to create nifty neighborhood maps. As long as they follow the direction exactly as they are given, their maps will be correct, although they may not look just like everyone else’s maps.
Begin by asking children to draw a compass rose to show the directions on their maps. Then give directions for children to add roads, paths, buildings, parks, etc.
• Draw a road that goes all the way around the community.
• Draw another road that travels north and south through the community.
• Draw a road that travels east and west through the community.
• Draw a school in the northeastern part of the community.
• Draw a park in the northwestern part of the community.
• Draw a river traveling through the community. Add bridges for people to be able to cross the river.
After completing the maps, invite children to compare and contrast their artwork. How are the maps similar? How is each map unique? What would it be like to live in a community like this? Where would you like to live in this community?
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