Get to School the Safe Way: Creating a Safe Route from Home to School

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students are presented with the task of finding a safe route from home to school and measuring this route with an object (such as a paperclip) laid end to end.
Dawn Larson
Grade Range: 
1-2 class period
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
2: How to use mental maps (a person's internalized picture of a part of Earth's surface) to organize information about people places, and environments
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions