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Mad about Maps Incursion - Stages 1 to 3

Mad About Maps is a hands-on geography program that presents the skills of navigation, introduces the concepts of BOLTS and map-making in a way that is fun and full of movement. This incursion program is delivered at your school by our professional, innovative and experienced Education team. 

Stages

Stages 1-3 / Geography

Location

Multiple locations
Access to an outdoor area is essential – this could be your school yard or a park nearby.

Duration

50 minutes

Cost

Click here. Minimum charges apply.

About the 'Mad about Maps' incursion

Students will... 
  • Learn the basic elements of a map: cardinal directions, BOLTS, and the location and direction of features represented by symbols and scale. 

  • Students will use this knowledge to construct a representative mud map of their school grounds.  

Key themes
  • Cardinal directions: north, south, east and west 

  • Learning the basics of maps using BOLTS  

  • Creating mud maps of the school ground using loose parts 

Curriculum links

Geography Stage 1- 3

 

GE1-1
Describes features of places and the connections people have with places 

GE1-3
Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry 

GE2-1
Examines features and characteristics of places and environments 

GE2-4
Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry 

GE3-1
Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments 

GE3-4
Acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry 
 

We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.