Created by Rachel Steinberg of 3LPlace, August 2017
Applies to: Self Awareness, Life Skills, Community
Purpose: Play with perspective, see your physical place in the world from a new point of view, practice your address
Objectives: Students will enter their own address and find their home on Google Maps, students will identify their country, state, town, home, etc. on a map
- A Large Screen
- Google Maps
- Computer or tablet
NOTE: This activity should only be pursued if all students in the classroom feel comfortable and safe sharing their home with others. The lesson can be adapted to, instead, practice the address of important sites, such as the address of your program or school, or increasing literacy of street names around your program or school.
- Have each student come up to the board and write their address on the side of the board.
- Open Google maps.
- Ask students to first identify America. Then zoom in on America. Then, your state, town, etc. Emphasize the idea that you are going from a really large area of land to a smaller area each time you zoom in. Have each student type in their address. Most addresses have Google Street View, which lets you see their house. Have them ‘show you around’ their neighborhood.
- Zoom back out, again, emphasizing the idea of perspective.