We are linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Mentor Text Linky. This week the theme is Social Studies. In first grade we teach Mapping Skills. We use this book, As the Crow Flies, when we are introducing maps. It shows the students that maps are created from a "birds eye view," which this book illustrates beautifully. It is short and sweet and sure to capture your student's attention.
After this book, we have a matching activity where the students match pictures of objects that are from the "birds eye view" with pictures of the same objects from the "front view." Something you can do very similar to this is to take pictures of objects in your classroom from a "birds eye view" and have the students guess what they are. Here are some examples...
We hope you have a great Sunday!