Fun with mapping at this workshop
As part of The Madras Week Celebrations, Kalaa Manjari After School Activity Center and Bambaram Toy Library conducted a Map-Making Workshop titled ‘MAP UR WAY ‘ for the kids on Aug. 20, 2011.
The kids were explained the brief history of maps and cartography, its various uses and how to make a simple map of one’s neighborhood with the help of power point presentation.
After the workshop, the kids were taken for a walk in the neighborhood and based on their observations, kids as a group, created their own maps of the area with the various landmarks.
Kids above 10 years of age participated and benefited from the workshop. Being the first workshop on map making conducted in Chennai, kids enjoyed the interactive workshop and enthusiastically participated in the contest.
The people behind this unique workshop plan to host and conduct such workshops in future too.
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