Book Ideas: Me on the Map and Where Do I Live?

Article by Mary Hynes-Berry
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney and Where Do I Live? by Neil Chesanow are two books that give children a way to explore where they are in relationship to other things and places. After reading Me on the Map, children may be eager to bring in maps of their own bedrooms or the classroom. They are equally likely to think of taking the voyage from their own homes to outer space and then coming back home the way the child does in Where Do I Live? In either case, there will be plenty of opportunity for the children to work on the relational language that is necessary to define movement and direction.

You might also want to check out Eric Carleā€™s website, which includes ideas for geometry and mapping activities.

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