Welcome to the Neighborhood!

How can we help new friends get to know our community?

Social Studies
Key Content
maps, direction, geography, community, neighborhood, descriptive writing
A child’s colorful drawing of an intricate map.

Students create a newcomer’s guide to important places in the neighborhood around the school or in their broader community. After creating a shared class map, teams create maps documenting a specific area or community feature. With teacher support, students individually write and illustrate a description of one of the recommended places for inclusion in the guide.