Nature Connections - Making Maps

Nature Connections - Making Maps

  • Early Learning
  • Science
  • Social
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Outdoor Learning
  • ...

Lesson Summary

Children will be led on a series of journeys around their local neighbourhood and will be encouraged to observe the world around them, including local sights, terrain and directions. Older children will follow the journey on printed maps and then create their own ‘map’ drawings to describe the journey they have taken. This activity can be repeated at different times of the year to encourage children to observe the variations that occur in nature due to changing seasons.

Activity Intention:

  • This activity is designed to take place in a local park, bushland area or wild space (beach, forest, creek, or bush).

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EYLF Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter,dependence, resilience and sense of agency
Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.3 Children become aware of fairness
Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
Learning Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
5.1 Children interact verbally and non,verbally with others for a range of purposes
5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
5.5 Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking

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