Grade 1 students are just beginning a unit on how maps help us get information in relation to people, places and time. As part of that inquiry, students are looking into the types, features and perspective of maps, and how they connect us to the rest of the world.
Ms. Jillian’s class was given birds-eye view maps of the library, and moved around to mark the map as they found library signs labelling the different collections.
The children oriented themselves next to something they’d already found on the map, and looked at the number and color of shelves and tables around them to decide whether or not the map matched.
Each grade 1 class will have two library mapping sessions, using symbols, keys, orientation and perspective to discover how the library works.