Goal: Use timetables and maps to plan a trip
|Where would you go?
Gather children around a state or regional map. Help them find
where they are now and a few familiar places.
Plan a trip
Give out maps and timetables. Each pair chooses a destination and plans how they’ll get there. They jot down the trip segments, and they tally up how long the trip will take, including wait times.
Tell about your trip
Each pair explains:
Go local (easier). Use city or local maps and related local public transportation schedules. Children choose a destination they could reach with just one bus or train.
Go global (harder). Use world maps. Print out flight timetables from your closest airport, or show children how to find them online.
Minimum number of participants
Books about maps