Scale up

Mapping is a very important aspect of geography. I always find creating large colourful maps with a group of children a very engaging way of teaching geography. This year, I decided to try a world map project at school with children belonging to different age groups as I believed that this would help build a sense of community among them. This project also helped bust the popular belief among children that one has to be a skilled cartographer to create maps.

When we talk about time in a classroom, we often refer to a 40 minute class or the weekly schedule or the annual event of the school. History teachers are fortunate to engage their learners with data, evidence and records of few centuries & millenia before. Geographers & evolutionary biology teachers have the disciplinary advantage of pushing that boundary further to a much bigger timescale.

A major goal of the upper primary stage is to introduce the student to the pleasure of mathematics. Data handling, representation and visualization are important mathematical skills which can be taught at this stage. This activity aims at visual representation and the interpretation of data collected from the classroom itself.

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