7.1. Basic Geographic Literacy
7.1.3. GRADE 3 – A
- Identify geographic tools and their uses.
- Characteristics and purposes of different geographic representations
- Maps and basic map elements
- Geographic representations to display spatial information
- Sketch maps
- Thematic maps
- Mental maps to describe the human and physical features of the local area
How to apply these standards at Twolick Valley Nursery Fall Fest:
Simply walking the mazes is the most powerful mapping exercise. Adding use of the map in the corn maze adds another dimension.
- Students using the corn maze map must correctly orient the map to the area in which they are located.
- As they move through the maze, students must plot courses and make the correct decisions to arrive at each station/destination in the maze.
- Using spatial recognition, students must determine their location on the map by the shape of the maze in the area they can see.
- Upon finding our large maps posted within the maze, students must correlate their small maps to the clues on the big maps and remember which ares are yet to explore.
- Students must correctly navigate the maze to exit upon completion of the game.
1.6. Speaking and Listening
1.6.3. GRADE 3
- Listen to others.
- Ask questions as an aid to understanding.
- Distinguish fact from opinion.
- Speak using skills appropriate to formal speech situations.
- Use appropriate volume.
- Pronounce most words accurately.
- Pace speech so that is understandable.
- Demonstrate an awareness of audience.
- Contribute to discussions.
- Ask relevant questions.
- Respond with appropriate information or opinions to questions asked.
- Listen to and acknowledge the contributions of others.
- Display appropriate turn-taking behaviors.
How to apply these standards at Twolick Valley Nursery:
The mazes are a team effort. Guests solve puzzles in small groups. Each student has the opportunity to lead, follow, and be a part of the group discussion on how to complete the games. Students must:
- Verbalize ideas for solving the maze or puzzle.
- Listen well to other’s ideas and work through the logic.
- Evaluate options and choose the course of action best for the group.
- Remember pathways, methods and test the solutions to determine the best option.