Engage your students in a map building activity that will increase the importance of safety, awareness of the world around them, and working together as a community to better the area they live in. Introduce GIS and map building to your curriculum and show students the importance of technology.
Work with your classmates, teachers, and parents to map out the area around your school! You can use your phone to put your own comments and pictures onto the map and instantly see your data. Use this safe route to school map when your going to school or heading home so that you feel safe when you are alone or with friends.
Your children can use this map right on their phone as they are walking or biking to and from school! Both you and your children can talk about the importance of safety and use the map to plan the route they should take.