Kids learn the parts of a map by creating an Amusement Park! After they create their map, they do a detailed drawing and write about 1 of their ride designs. Then they design a park pass.
Map Design Directions:
1. Name Your Park
The name of your park should be on your map: logo.
At least 7 rides
3. Park Facilities
Think about the location, easy access.
3 bathrooms (1 symbol)
3 food vendors
TOTAL OF 13 SYMBOLS
4. Map Components
Legend / Key: symbols / colors for park items
Compass Rose (North, South, East, West)
Scale: 1 inch = 75 meters
(scale is optional: depending on grade level)
Draw or design symbols on the computer.
Think about the scale of your rides / facilities.
How much space will they take up?
Look at other maps online to help you brainstorm ideas.
Writing Project Directions:
New Ride Design: At least 1 of your rides must be a fresh, new design.
Draw a detailed design of your ride on construction paper.
Who is this ride targeted at: children, adolescents, adults or all?
What makes this ride more unique than other rides?
What does your ride do?
Is it scary?
How tall do you have to be to ride it?
Park Pass Design Directions:
Design a pass (draw or on computer).
Include your logo design (park name).
Measure out dimensions.
Do you wear it on your neck?
Stick it in a wallet?
Scan it on a smart phone?