During the Perkins Non-Visual Digital Map workshop, orientation and mobility specialists learned how to create, use and apply non-visual digital map skills. Each participant was asked to create a map and to write a short scenario on how she/he would use her/his non-visual digital map during an O&M lesson. This is the Vermont Farm map and lesson geared for elementary school students. (See Vermont Farm: Drawing Conclusions from an O&M Map post; this post also includes additional Fun Facts about the Vermont Farm that are not included in the book or map.) the Scenario 1 lesson geared for middle or high school students.)
When Mrs. Bissonette shared her map assignment, it sparked a discussion about various things on her farm. She created a terrific early reader book, Farm Buildings. (See Farm Buildings Book post.) Scenario 2 is a a lesson that combines reading the book and exploring the map as an O&M (or social studies farm-related!) lesson for an elementary student.
The goal of this lesson is to use the Vermont Map and the Farm Buildings Book to support farm concepts, vocabulary and map skills.
Read the Farm Buildings Book. Discuss the vocabularly words.
Vermont Farm Map
Using the non-visual digital map, answer the following questions:
The map, Scenario 1 and the Farm Buildings Book were created by S. Bissonette.
By Diane Brauner