Geography and You - An Introduction to location and our classmates backgrounds!

Geography and You - An Introduction to location and our classmates backgrounds!
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This activity was designed to provide insight for me as a teacher as to where my students are from and what their backgrounds are. This activity was also designed as a way for my students to learn where their classmates are from.

Though I had students complete this as a paper/computer printed activity, this could easily be converted to an electronic poster or digital poster creation.

In this activity students are asked to discuss where they are from, providing visuals in the form of maps and flags, to represent their cultural heritage. What surprised me about this activity was the amount that students learned about themselves not having known for example that they were Jamaican, or Italian or Native American. I love that this activity in essence forced my students to talk about these things with their parents and grandparents. For students who did not have that connection, I let them us the U.S. as their "native" country, thus allowing them to print a U.S. map and flag with no point deduction.

To assist my students I completed a sample project, allowing them to view this as a reference point.

For poster paper, I found that large (12 x 18 - or so) construction paper worked out just fine.

For me, this project took 2-3 days. One day for students to work on the questions, locating images, assembling posters and finally presenting.
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2 days
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