BLAZING TRAILS THROUGH THE URBAN JUNGLE is a classroom mapping tool designed to help children get to know their neighbourhood better. Suitable for students in Grades 4 to 6, it involves a series of fun activities, relates to various parts of the curriculum, and can be done independently or linked to the Walking School Bus effort.
The Blazing Trails booklets are available here:
Associated documents are available here:
Tips to obtain a school catchment area map for the Blazing Trails Student Workbook:
The STUDENT BOOKLET resource requires an 8½ x 11 map of your school catchment area – or the community immediately surrounding your school – that clearly identifies the nearby streets and public places. If you don’t already have such a map, you could:
How to get a School Catchment map from the Internet:
YouTube tutorial for Google Maps at: http://maps.google.com/help/maps/mymaps/create.html
"Blazing Trails ties into the existing math and science curriculum as students work with legends and keys to map out their routes. The workbooks also increase knowledge of the kids' own communities."
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