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Mapping Activities: The Layers of My Neighborhood

Through mapping, students will explore their neighborhood, and how their community is connected to people and places across the globe. Students will explore their neighborhood and environment in more detail, identify important spaces, globally-relevant risks, and opportunities to take action while making local connections to the global communities highlighted in Rainforest Alliance’s curricula.

Students will investigate their region through maps, collecting and processing data to visualize the environmental realities across the globe.


Activity 1: My Class on the Map

Overview: Each person plays a very important role in many different communities – their neighborhood, school, state, and even the world. By identifying those places closest to you, you can learn more about yourself while considering opportunities to have a positive impact on the world around you.

Activity 2: Somewhere on Planet Earth

Overview: Every person has an impact on their local community—and the world—with the decisions they make on a daily basis. By identifying your role in the different communities you are a part of, you can ensure you have a positive and lasting effect.

About Our Curricula

The Rainforest Alliance curricula are unique in that it teaches language arts, math, science, social studies and the arts while addressing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and mathematics, and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Forest canopy - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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