New school mapping - Scavenger hunt
About this resource
Getting around a new environment successfully.
- Understanding local, small-scale navigation;
- Build student skills related to map reading; and
- Build student awareness and confidence in finding their way around a new school.
At the end of this activity, students will be able to:
- navigate online and paper maps;
- interpret information to inform movement between locations; and
- plan ahead for their subject areas.
Students will be able to provide the following evidence:
- students understand how to read and interpret school maps; and
- students can plan and estimate how to navigate and plan their day.
Students assessing other students’ learning, with a simple rubric or other instructions to guide feedback
Students assessing their own learning, with a rubric or other instructions for guidance
Teacher observation of student learning, with a simple rubric, tick-box or other protocol to record observations
Guided questioning from a teacher intended to prompt thinking related to the topic
Explicit teaching of knowledge and skills to students. This could be through a variety of formats – lecture, readings, demonstrations, etc. Often used at the beginning of a unit or module to cover basic knowledge and set pathways for learning.
Inquiry and problem-based learning
Inquiry learning is focused on a question or questions that guide the learning goals for a unit or module. Problem-based learning is focused on a problem or problems that guide the learning goals for a unit or module. Questions and problems may be generated by the teacher, the students, or by teacher and students together.
Work in class independently
Students working by themselves in the classroom, with support from the teacher and available learning materials.
Work in teams or pairs
Student working with other students in the classroom, with support from the teacher and available learning materials. Student groups/pairs can be set by the teacher or formed by students themselves, depending on the needs of the learning task.
Work with family members
This activity involves working with a parent and/or carer, or other responsible adult in the student’s home environment.
- Primary school campus maps (collected in preparation);
- Secondary school campus maps (collected in preparation);
- Laptop computer or tablet device;
- Smart Board or display TV.