Kortright Hills PS students take a ‘walk’ through Canadian geography
January 14, 2020
GUELPH, Ontario – Students from Kortright Hills Public School have been given the unique opportunity to study Canadian geography using a large-scale floor map.
Canadian Geographic has leant the school the map of Canada until January 31. This map is so big, it takes up almost half of the school gym.
The big map came to the school with lesson ideas for students from kindergarten to grade 12 and is being used by many different grades.
Students in grade 4 and up are using the map to discover where the nuclear power plants, hydroelectric stations and oil pipelines are in Canada. They are then discussing energy as a class.
Students in younger grades are using the map to learn the names of the provinces and territories, and large bodies of water surrounding Canada.
Many grades are estimating different measurements to help them understand the size of Canada.
This is the first time the school has had the chance to review a map of this size.
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