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This pack contains a fun geography activity that students love - mapping their own classroom! My students have always enjoyed this activity and it's a great way to design a classroom map with cut out and paste features such as desks, chairs and whiteboards.


Student can also practice their compass directions with the matching activity sheets. Draw a map and learn about geographic features in map-making. A fantastic way to build upon prepositional language and early mapping skills.


This easy-to-use, best-selling packet includes:

  • Teacher Instructions
  • Geographic features (natural and built environment)
  • Geographic features in my classroom recording sheet
  • Side view Vs Bird's Eye View information sheet
  • Compass directions sheets
  • Modelled example: writing about my classroom, side view and bird's eye view
  • Student activity: writing about my classroom, map recording sheet, visual checklist of geographic features of the classroom, cut and paste option
  • Large teacher modelling examples for whiteboard


You can also purchase this product on Teachers Pay Teachers


What teachers have said about this resource...

"I laminated the coloured pictures and put magnets on the back and was able to move things around on our whiteboard. The kids really enjoyed this activity."


"This was a perfect supplement to our Social Studies Unit. My students enjoyed moving the objects around in Google Slides to create our classroom."


"I used this resource with my grade 1 students to practice mapping. I loved the larger "teacher demo" pieces used with whole-class instruction. The students liked the pictures and enjoyed adding to them with their own drawings."


"I am so excited to use this with my sweet Firsties when we begin creating our own maps!"


"I love it! And thank you for adding the coloured features so I can model these before they do it themselves. Will blow these upto A3 and they will work their magic!"

Map the Classroom Geography Prepositional Map Making

  • File Info

    PDF 26 pages

  • ACARA Alignment


    Location and transformation

    • Describe position and movement (ACMMG010)

    • interpreting the everyday language of location and direction, such as ‘between’, ‘near’, ‘next to’, ‘forward’, ‘toward’.

    • following and giving simple directions to guide a friend around an obstacle path and vice versa.

    YEAR 1 – Maths

    Location and transformation

    • give and follow directions to familiar locations

    • understanding that people need to give and follow directions to and from a place, and that this involves turns, direction and distance.

    • understanding the meaning and importance of words such as ‘clockwise’, ‘anticlockwise’, ‘forward’ and ‘under’ when giving and following directions.

    • interpreting and following directions around familiar locations.

    YEAR 1 – HASS

    •They represent the location of different places and their features on labelled maps and present findings in a range of texts and use everyday language to describe direction and location.

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