Urban Studies

Mapping and Orienteering

Category Urban Studies

Grades 4-8 (half-day)

Curriculum Connections Social Studies, Geography

In response to the high interest and great feedback from our spring launch, School Visits are introducing a year-round Mapping and Orienteering programme. Students learn about cartography, explore map-making and have the chance to complete an orienteering activity across our 10-acre site!

Key Inquiry Question:  In what capacity do maps make our lives easier?

Programme Objectives

By the end of the programme, students will:

  • Explore various types of maps and their functions
  • Identify the key components of a map
  • Use a map to guide themselves through a series of tasks

Please click here to download a comprehensive Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.