Grade 4 Uses Maps with AAA Visitors

As part of the Social Studies curriculum, grade 4 teachers Esther Park and Emily Ransom secured guests from AAA to visit their classroom. They created a “Cross Country Road Trip” for their students to discover and experience the lost art of using maps. Many of the students had never used a paper map prior to this lesson!

“Many adults and teachers nowadays fondly remember the times as kids when we’d whip out a map in the car before any trips,” says grade 4 teacher Esther Park. “It was so exciting to see our students’ enthusiasm for using maps and being able to identify certain cities and regions they have already learned in Social Studies.”

As they “traveled” across the country, the visitors shared many fun facts about some of the larger American cities. Each student received their own map, highlighter and carrying case.