Redesigning the School Map
Walk the building with your students-have them sketch the layout of the building. If there is a copy of the building map distribute it to the students so they can figure out the accuracy and scale of that map.
2 Independent Practice
Have students experiment with drawing features and functions in Lucid Charts, Word, and Google Drawing. Have students make a chart listing the pros and cons of each. Class discussion on the pros and cons.
Have students use this document
Choose a tool to use to design your map. Use this document as well as a Google Doc to create your map. Write a paragraph about which tool you will use and why you picked that tool.
3 Wrap up
Have students lay out their final products. Give each student a rubric to assess the map. Based on the criterian have students vote for the map they believe best shows the design of the school. After the final map is chosen, debrief the activity.
1. This is an entire unit that will take approximately 2 – 3 weeks. Collect a copy of the current school map and make copies for all the students to use.
2. Walk the building to see what should be labeled-what is not currently on the school map.
3. Experiment with drawing on Google Drawing-Lucid charts, Microsoft Word to know the pros and cons of each
4. Find a compass app for your phone or an actually compass to use when walking the building with the students-they will need to put a compass rose on their map.