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Family Maps

October 04, 2006

Found In: back to school, chart, graph & map skills, icebreakers

In order to get to know my students, I hang a huge U.S. map in my room. I put out index cards and markers and ask my students where they went during their summer vacation. If they didn’t travel anywhere, I ask them where their family members live. The students write this information down on the index cards, and we track them to the appropriate place on the map. This activity is a nice icebreaker and helps me get to know my students and their families better.



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