Using the Internet for Mapping Addresses, and Neighborhoods in the City of New Haven
Goals: The purpose of this lesson is to have the students learn about their
community, while exploring the internet and world wide web.
Objectives: The students will be able to use Yahoo’s City Maps, and find their individual addresses within their neighborhoods. The students will use directional tools such as north, south, east, and west to explore neighborhoods and towns which border their neighborhood. The students will access “driving directions” from home to school, and make print- outs of the maps and directions.
Materials: At least two computers wired for the internet. A flow chart of directions for using Yahoo on the internet (see flow chart).
* Teachers may also provide questions for the students to answer
about the neighborhood being studied.
Procedure: This lesson is to be taught as a center, for few teachers have enough computers wired, for the entire class to use them at the same time. If the library media center is wired, the school media specialist should aid the teacher.
The students will follow the flow chart to access the following information:
1. Find home address using Yahoo.
2. Enlarge the map of your neighborhood and print.
Print “driving directions” from your address to the school.
Answer related questions about the neighborhood.