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Lesson 17: Community Mapping

Students will identify assets and challenges in their community by creating a community map. This map can be a catalyst for students to identify issues in their community later on in their Issues to Action project, and can be referred to for resources when students arrive to the action stage of their projects.

Action Planning
Community Mapping
Democr. Foundations
Public Policy
Learning Tools
Graphic Organizer
Place Map
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.


College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Apply civic virtues and democratic principles in school and community settings.


Explain the relevance of personal interests and perspectives, civic virtues, and democratic principles when people address issues and problems in government and civil society.


Use paper based and electronic mapping and graphing techniques to represent and analyze spatial patterns of different environmental and cultural characteristics.


Apply civic virtues and democratic principles when working with others.


Use appropriate deliberative processes in multiple settings.

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