Create - Where in the World Are We?


  • Activity Day 1 - Read Aloud/Create a Library Map

    Read aloud If Maps Could Talk. Share p.4-9, 14-15 only. Stop to discuss important vocabulary.

    Begin with a discussion of items that are in the library (shelves, desks, tables, trashcans, etc.).

    Separate the class into 2 groups (One led by the librarian and one led by the teacher). Work together to build a floor map using a sheet/shower curtain as an outline and blocks/tissue boxes as “landmarks” (ie. shelves, furniture, door, etc.) 

    Take turns using the Direction Cards to lay out a plan for how to get from the “door” of the library to their favorite book. Have a peer follow the directions to see if they can get to the favorite book. 

    Activity Day 2 - Read a Map

    Provide students a paper copy of the library space’s floor map. This map should include major landmarks in your library.

    Students will draw a route to their favorite book. Label where their book is and where they check out (use a word bank). 


  • Students can program Beebots or Dash robots to follow the path to their favorite book on the large floor map.

Phase: Create
  • This phase is intended to:

    Encourage students to demonstrate understanding of the information gathered, and synthesize into an appropriate format.

    Key ideas:

    • Allow student choice in tool/presentation
    • Use an appropriate mode of delivery, based on the topic and audience
    • Consider written, oral, and multimodal