Transdisciplinary Theme: Where we are in place and time (Navigation)
Central Idea: People have developed maps to understand the world.
Our key concepts: Function (how does it work?), Perspective (Whose point of view is it?) and Form (how something is made).
Our related concepts: Orientation and Exploration
PYP Learner Profile: Knowledgeable, Thinker, Communicator
PYP Attitudes: Commitment, Curiosity, Creativity
Self Management: spatial awareness, fine-motor-skills
Thinking Skills: Application
Students will be learning about: What different types of maps are there? What are the common features of maps? How and why are accurate maps created? When do we use different types of maps? How can maps help us understand the world?
How can I help my child? Home and School LINKS
Look at different maps together.Talk about when you use maps.
Collect some maps around Rome/ Italy.
Plan an outing around Rome using printed maps on online maps.
Explore Google Maps or other Apps online.
Show your child how to use your GPS on your phone or in the car.
Read books about maps and journeys.
Our lines of inquiry: Here are some videos, games and resources to help you to inquire about…..
1.What are the different types of maps people use?
What is a map? 1 minute Geography Video
Types of Maps:Fact Monster (Website)
About Education: Different Types of Maps (website)
2. Explain some similarities and differences between these maps.
3. How and why do people create and use maps?
4. Describe and explain the role of maps in shaping people’s understanding of the world.
Make your own maps:
House Mapping Software