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Using map skills they've learned in class, students must design their own amusement park. Students must include map elements such as scale, a legend, symbols and more! They must also write about and explain their "best" ride. One of my students' favorite projects! A fun and unique way to wrap up a mapping unit or as a fun project for social studies!
I encourage the students to pick a theme for their park - I've had Rock N' Roll Parks, Vampire Parks etc. A fun and unique way to finish a Geography or Mapping Unit!
- Detailed assignment sheet (2 versions - 1 with scale and 1 without scale)
- Mapping Essentials Handout
- Amusement Park Planner worksheet
- Themed Writing Paper
- Two marking guides - you choose which works best for you (also includes scale / no scale versions)
- Student example
"Fun, creative activity for my geography students. We used this to reinforce basic mapping skills taught at the beginning of the year. Thanks"
"This is a great for review and as a cross-curricular activity. The students really enjoy it too!"
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(c) Addie Williams