Meaningful Moments: Treasure Map Game

Meaningful Moments: Treasure Map Game

Activity 10 of 15 in this unit

  • Cool+
  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 4
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • ...

Activity summary

Students will create some ‘treasure’ (a piece of information about themselves that no one knows) by writing this fact on a piece of paper and hiding it in the school somewhere. They will then create a map or a set of instructions for their partner to follow in order to uncover the treasure.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand how maps or instructions can be constructed and used in a familiar setting.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • create and follow a map or set of instructions to find some treasure.

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Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • creativity
  • communication

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description: 

Year 3 HASS:

  • Locate, collect and record information and data from a range of sources, including annotated timelines and maps (AC9HS3S02)

Year 4 HASS:

  • Locate, collect and record information and data from a range of sources, including annotated timelines and maps (AC9HS4S02)

Relevant parts of Year 3 HASS achievement standards: Students develop questions and locate, collect and record information and data from different sources. 

Relevant parts of Year 4 HASS achievement standards: Students develop questions and locate, collect and record information and data from a range of sources and formats.

NSW Syllabus outcomes: GE1-3

General capabilities: Critical and Creative ThinkingNumeracyPersonal and Social Capability

Resources Required

  • Map-making materials
  • Writing materials.

Additional Info

This is an original Cool+ lesson.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - supervise the map-making activity and oversee students finding their treasure.

Related Professional Learning

We don’t have any related professional courses for this lesson at the moment, but we do have heaps of other Cool professional learning here.

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