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Thursday, April 13, 2017

First Graders Map New York

Our first graders are now official cartographers, having completed a mapping unit done through Saint David's partnership with the New-York Historical Society. 

Over a series of sessions conducted by an educator from the N-Y Historical Society and the boys' classroom teachers, the boys indulged their curiosity as they examined maps and mapping tools from the past and present. They analyzed historical and modern maps of New York City, making inferences about demographics and population.

The unit culminated with the boys creating their own maps, using the same techniques employed by cartographers and reflecting their navigation skills.  Their maps depict the neighborhood around Saint David's School, and include legends and stamp symbols that the boys designed and printed.

Through this partnership, our boys have access to the resources and artifacts of the N-Y Historical Society, as well as the expertise of the museum educators, which extends the depth of their understanding about mapping concepts.

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