Homes Around the World
Children will study houses and homes from around the world and make a map collage.
What You Need
- A large map of the world, displayed on a bulletin board
- Pictures from magazines, such as National Geographic, of homes and houses found in different parts of the country and in different places in the world
- Glue, tape, or pushpins
What to Do
- Over the course of two to three weeks, choose pictures of different types of homes to talk about.
- For each picture, talk about where you are likely to find such a home.
- Have children study each picture, comparing how the homes are like ones they have seen and how they are different. Use the opportunity to discuss why the homes have some of the features that they do, such as high stilts for homes built where water rises or chimneys for homes in cold climates.
- Attach each picture to an appropriate place on the map.