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1 Using Maps to Understand Local Social Studies Activities and Lessons Across the Standards for Third Grade Mandy Fenlon ED October 2004

2 Table of Contents 1 History 2 People in Societies 3 Geography 4 Economics 5 Government 6 Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities 7 Social Studies Skills and Methods

3 History: Activities ● Compare two or three different local maps to see how the region has changed over time. ● With an old map and a new map, determine how many schools, churches, and buildings were/are present. ● Compare the amount of open farmland in the local region on an old and new map. ● Count the number of big roads and little roads in your area on the old and new maps. ● Look at an old map and a new map. Are any local historical events (such as a fire or flood) reflected in the maps?

4 History: Web Sites ● Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Historical Maps of the United States. ● Ohio History Central: Map Index. ● Maptech: Historical Maps; Quad List for Ohio. ● Warren County Historical Society. ● Community Page: Mary L. Cook Library.

5 History: Children's Literature ● Dayton/Miami Valley History Coloring Book for Kids edited by Brian Reid. Homebased Arts, ● Where the Rivers Meet: A children's history of Dayton and the Miami Valley by Virginia and Bruce Ronald. Celebration Dayton '96, ● Ohio History by Marcia Schonberg. Heinemann Library, ● Along the Ohio Trail: A short history of Ohio lands by Tanya Dean. Auditor of State, ● Ohio: Yesterday & Today by Robert T. Howe. Roblen Pub. Co., 1995.

6 People in Societies: Activities ● What does a local map tell you about religion in your area? ● Use a world map to choose a different country to study. How is the culture there similar to or different from the culture in your own area? ● Study the place names on a local map. Find out what their origins are and what culture they came from. ● Find out what kinds of food are grown in your area. Make a map of this information. ● Map the journey that one group of immigrants to your area took to get here.

7 People in Societies: Web Sites ● Ohio Department of Agriculture. ● Pioneer Migration Routes Through Ohio. ● Origin of Ohio Place Names. ● National Geographic: Map Machine. ● Warren County Geneological Society.

8 People in Societies: Children's Literature ● Ohio Place Names by Larry L. Miller. Indiana University Press, ● Thee, Hannah! by Marguerite De Angeli. Herald Press, ● Simple Gifts: A Shaker Hymn by Chris Raschka. Henry Holt and Company, ● People of Ohio by Marcia Schonberg. Heinemann Library, 2003.

9 Geography: Activities ● Study a local map. What does it show you about areas of high- and low-population areas in your region? ● Use a topographical local map to find out what landforms and bodies of water are in your area. ● How many different transportation systems are shown on your local map? Make a graph of this information. ● Compare an aerial photograph of your area and a local map. How are they the same and different? ● Use the number/letter grid system on a local map to find the street you live on and the street your school is on.

10 Geography: Web Sites ● USGS: Topograpic Map Symbols. ● Warren County, Ohio: Geographic Information Systems. ● Ohio Department of Transportation. ● USGS Map Adventures: Introduction and Lessons. m m ● U.S. Census Bureau: Warren County, Ohio.

11 Geography: Children's Literature ● Mapping Penny's World by Loreen Leedy. Henry Holt, ● As the Roadrunner Runs: A first book of maps by Gail Hartman. Bradbury Press, ● All About Maps by Catherine Chambers. Franklin Watts, ● Maps and Symbols by Angela Royston. Raintree Steck- Vaughn, ● Map Mania: Discovering where you are and getting where you aren't by Michael A. Dispezio. Sterling, 2002.

12 Economics: Activities ● Make a map of your neighborhood. Indicate where stores are located and what they sell. ● Using your map, make a graph of each type of business (grocery, bank, clothing, etc). ● Using the map, determine how close each type is to itself (how near is one grocery to another?) ● Make another map of your neighboorhood. This time, show where businesses that make something are located (such as factories). ● Using both maps, make a list of the goods and services available in your area.

13 Economics: Web Sites ● Waynesville Merchants. ● Warren County: Local Economy. ml ml ● Warren County Ohio Office of Economic Development. ● James Madison University: Online Elementary Economics Lessons. ● United States Department of Commerce.

14 Economics: Children's Literature ● The Economy by Terence O'Hara. Chelsea House Publishers, ● The Young Zillionaire's Guide to Producing Goods and Services by Juliana O. Tillema. Rosen Publishing Group's Rosen Central, c2000. ● Here's the Scoop!: Follow an ice-cream cone around the world by Neale S. Godfrey. Silver Press, c1996. ● Prices Go Up, Prices Go Down: The laws of supply and demand by David A. Adler. F. Watts, 1984.

15 Government: Activities ● Label the local government buildings in your area on a map. Make a note of their function. ● Define the jurisdictions in your area based on a map (town, township, county, etc.). Which ones overlap, and which ones don't? ● What government agencies make maps for us? (county engineer, USGS, state department of transportation) ● Take a field trip to the county engineer's office to see where the maps are made and meet the people who make them. ● Using a map, what places in the area are run by the government? (state/national parks, military bases, etc.)

16 Government: Web Sites ● Warren County Ohio Engineer. ● Warren County Municipalities and Townships. ● USGS. ● Ohio Department of Transportation. ● Welcome to the Warren County Parks Department.

17 Government: Children's Resources ● The Ohio Citizen: Achieving proficiency in citizenship by Stewart, J. Mark. Amsco School Publications, ● How Maps are Made by Martyn Bramwell. Lerner Publications, ● Around Town by Chris K. Soentpiet. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, ● State & Local Government by Laurence Santrey. Troll Associates,1985.

18 Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: Activities ● Look at or make a map of the voting precincts in your area. How many are there? ● Where do your parents vote? Make a graph of each location and mark its location on the precinct map. ● Find out what the sales and property taxes are in surrounding counties and districts. Mark the results on a local and surrounding area map to compare them. ● Using a local map, make a list of 5-10 places that community meetings could be held. ● Read the local newspaper. On a local map, stick a pin into the location mentioned in each article.

19 Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: Web Sites ● Warren County Board of Elections. ● Ohio Department of Taxation: Ohio Taxes. ● The Western Star. star.com/hp/content/homepage/index.html;COXnetJSessionID=BpkCl4Y MpBdbFSV1BoutPD8OUnMTpgMzNVPKdtrSshF1Pm1LAIGm! ?urac=n&urvf= http://www.western- star.com/hp/content/homepage/index.html;COXnetJSessionID=BpkCl4Y MpBdbFSV1BoutPD8OUnMTpgMzNVPKdtrSshF1Pm1LAIGm! ?urac=n&urvf= ● Dayton Daily News. ● Welcome to the Village of Waynesville.

20 Citizenship: Children's Literature ● Granddaddy's Gift by Margaree King. BridgeWater Books, ● Election Connection: The official Nick guide to electing the President by Susan Ring. Chronicle Books, ● Paying Taxes by Sarah De Capua. Children's Press, ● The Young Zillionaire's Guide to Taxation and Government Spending by Marie Bussing-Burks. Rosen Publishing Group's Rosen Central, ● Citizenship by Robin S. Doak. Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, ● Elections in the United States by David Heath. Capstone High/Low Books, 1999.

21 Social Studies Skills and Methods: Activities ● Compare the amount of open farmland in the local region on an old and new map. How does this affect your community today? ● Using a map of local businesses, determine how close each type is to itself (how near is one grocery to another?) ● Where do your parents vote? Make a graph of each location and mark its location on the precinct map. ● Read the local newspaper. On a local map, stick a pin into the location mentioned in each article. ● Using a map, what places in the area are run by the government? (state/national parks, military bases, etc.)

22 Social Studies Skills and Methods: Web Sites ● Warren County Board of Elections. ● Waynesville Merchants. ● The Western Star. star.com/hp/content/homepage/index.html;COXnetJSessionID=BpkCl4Y MpBdbFSV1BoutPD8OUnMTpgMzNVPKdtrSshF1Pm1LAIGm! ?urac=n&urvf= http://www.western- star.com/hp/content/homepage/index.html;COXnetJSessionID=BpkCl4Y MpBdbFSV1BoutPD8OUnMTpgMzNVPKdtrSshF1Pm1LAIGm! ?urac=n&urvf= ● Welcome to the Warren County Parks Department. ● Ohio Department of Agriculture.

23 Social Studies Skills and Methods: Children's Literature ● Ohio: Yesterday & Today by Robert T. Howe. Roblen Pub. Co., ● The Young Zillionaire's Guide to Producing Goods and Services by Juliana O. Tillema. Rosen Publishing Group's Rosen Central, c2000. ● Granddaddy's Gift by Margaree King. BridgeWater Books, ● State & Local Government by Laurence Santrey. Troll Associates,1985. ● People of Ohio by Marcia Schonberg. Heinemann Library, 2003.


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