Design a Map: Project Based Learning Activity

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The Design A Map: Project Based Learning Activity provides students with a challenge to inquiry and learn about maps, types of maps, elements of maps and ultimately design and create their own map as a final project. This is a great way for students to get excited about mapping skills and understand maps through using mapping skills themselves through research online, data collecting, and creating.

THE CHALLENGE
Congratulations! You’ve been selected for a design
challenge of creating a map for a purpose and place of your choice!

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about:
-features of maps
-types of maps
-how maps are used
-how to design a map (cartography)

Through this challenge, you will learn through research online and in books about what maps are, features of maps, types of maps, and how to make a map. After collecting your research, you will design your own map for a theme and place of your choice! Your map can show any place (real or from a fictional world) and can be for any purpose. Perhaps, your map isn’t made of just paper and also acts as a three-dimensional object or sculpture? Who knows! The possibilities are endless when you use your imagination.

ALIGNED TO NEW BC CURRICULUM! This meets the big ideas, curricular competencies and content of British Columbia's New Curriculum.
-Use keys and legends to interpret maps
-Use grids and legends on maps to represent specific information
-Translate information on maps to other forms of communication and vice versa
-Create maps to show aspects of a specific place, applying keys and legends

How To Use:
How To Use:
-In this product you will see Student Worksheets (templates that follow the design cycle that allow students to plan and use both creative and critical thinking) as you scroll through the PDF.
Note, for design you may need to allow your students access to a variety of information and technologies (internet) to allow them to do their personal investigations and research.
-Photocopy any necessary student handouts such as template pages, journals, rubrics, etc.

This Product Includes: 37 pages
Pages included in this product:
-Title Page (students can color and put in duo tang or binder)
-The Challenge (Intro to Design Challenge)
-The Big Ideas (what students will understand)
-What I already know about maps
-Questions and Wonders for Maps
-What is a map?
-What do maps have?
-Brainstorm Ideas for your Map
-Theme of Map (theme or place they will investigate and make a map for)
-Discover: Map Theme
-Inquiry: Map Theme (Data Collecting)
-Ask: Identify a Need for your map
-My Map Design will be for.../will show...
-Discover: Research further Questions
-Data Collection (know, research further, information already collected)
-Map Design: First Draw
-Inquiry: Map Symbols
-Design Map Symbols
-Inquiry: Types of Maps
-Inquiry: Types of Map (response questions/critical thinking)
-Instagram a Type of Map
-Map Re-Design (include symbols, type, changes)
-Develop: Peer Feedback (two stars and a wish from 3 peers before create final design)
-Deliver: Changes and Create (reflect before creating final design)
-Final Project Challenge: Design a Map Info page
-The Challenge: Step 1 Draw Your Map
-The Challenge: Step 2 Plan Your Materials
-The Challenge: Step 3 Read the Rubric
-The Challenge: Step 3 Map Checklist
-2 Writing Pages for About My Map Design
-Design a Map Assessment and Reflection
-Map Elements Cutouts for Final Project
-Grid Cutout for final Project
-Map Paper Cutout for final Project


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Total Pages
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Design a Map: Project Based Learning Activity
Design a Map: Project Based Learning Activity
Design a Map: Project Based Learning Activity
Design a Map: Project Based Learning Activity