Community mapping can be a helpful process to begin a PBE inquiry with students. Community mapping can be done is diverse ways, meeting many learning goals depending on design. Try mapping your community asking certain questions, framing an issue, or with completely open and new eyes!
Here are some great resources to help you think about how you might want to use mapping in your own Place-based Education work!
Earth Force Process for Community Action & Problem Solving – Community Environmental Inventory
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Curriculum has some good lessons on mapping humans, environment, and community.
Mapping & Environmental Inventories – PACKED with ideas, lessons, and readings from The SEMIS Coalition Google Drive!
Watch Kindergartners learn about community mapping in the classroom! Community Maps with Kindergarten