Title of Lesson: Mental Mapping#102

National Standard: 2How to use mental maps to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context.

State Standard: 10

Teaching Level: E

Lesson Introduction:
This is a culminating activity for A River Ran Wild. Mental mapping is an individual's interpretation of a place. In this case the area will be the Nashua River.

- to demonstrate comprehension of the story through mental mapping

large drawing paper, a selection of crayons, pencils and drawing pens.

1. Distribute a large sheet of paper to each child.
2. Instruct the children to draw a mental map of the Nashua River inspired by the book, A River Ran Wild.

Do the maps depict a portion of the book and capture the essence of the story?

The children may enjoy building models of the river.

Reflection: How successful was this lesson? Did all students benefit? Were there any surprises? What might you do differently another time? Please note any changes that will make this lesson more effective and useful in the future and pass them along to the NHGA. We appreciate your comments.
Thank you.
The authors. *

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