A 3D Community Map

Last week we read some books about communities. Below are 2 of our favourites.

Then we brainstormed all the places we might find in a community.

Students had some time to explore a variety of materials to create a 3D map of a community independently.  Today, we tried it as a whole class and used our carpet as a boundary.  Having a bigger space to work motivated the students to work together as they built a variety of pieces of the 3D map.  They designed the road network, chose appropriate blocks to represent buildings, created a river and pond, built hills and bridges, and a clock tower. It was fantastic to see the cooperative skills in play during this project!

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