We've had a fun week learning about maps, using the Three Little Pigs story. After reading the story, we made a replica of the houses and scenery.
I divided the students into 5 groups: scenery, wolf's house, house of straw, house of sticks, and house of bricks.
We made "Keys" to show the important places in our replica. Then we made maps and lined up the compass roses to verify that our maps were a true replica. The students learned that if you don't line up the compass rose, the map isn't the same for everyone.
I also read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs to compare to the original. You can get those copies here: