Active Learning: Taking Responsible Risks
Make Your Own Map
Students will have fun learning about responsible risks by creating their own map of a risky journey that would be worth taking.
- Butcher paper
- Crayons or colored pencils
- Cut butcher paper into “map sized” pieces for each student.
- Gather examples of maps for students to use as reference.
Steps to Success:
- Tell students to imagine that they’re going to take a responsible risk and go on a long journey to get to something they want (just like Lewis and Clark).
- Show students examples of maps. Point out the main features of a map. Tell students that they will be creating their own map to show the progression of their “journey.”
- Pass out butcher paper, markers, and crayons or colored pencils.
- Guide the students in creating a starting place, destination, and landmarks in between. Encourage students to use their imaginations and create a destination that would make the journey worth the risk.
- Then, have them draw their route from start to finish, hitting whatever landmarks they want on the way. 6. Lastly, they can color the rest of the map.