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(Grade 3: Social Studies) “Put ’em on the Map” – Google Puts Cambridge Bay, Nunavut On Street View

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AN ACTIVITY FOR GRADE 3

Article: Google Puts Cambridge Bay, Nunavut On Street View
By Joyce Grant

Google Street View Trike

Activity:¬† “Put ’em on the Map”¬†
By Jonathan Tilly

1. On a sheet of paper divided in half, draw two maps

2. Draw a map of an urban community on one side, and a rural community like Nunavut on the other.

3. How are they similar? How are they different?

Curriculum Connections
Make and use maps of urban and rural communities containing the necessary map elements of title, scale, symbols and legend, and cardinal directions; ; (OME, Social Studies: Grade 3).

Compare the characteristics of their community to those of a different community; (OME, Social Studies: Grade 3).