A map is a picture of a place. There can be many different maps of the same place. A map cannot show everything about a place. For a clear map, it must show a number of things. Here, you will get to make a map which shows the things that make your community(社区)a special place to live in.
Before you start drawing, make a list of the places and things in your community that you want to include on your map. Think about places you often have to go to, places where your relatives and friends live and your favorite places. How do you get there? What roads or paths do you take? What kind of things do you see along the way? As you know, some maps are made to show locations and other maps show us how to get there. They can also show the distances.
Now, let’s create a map of your community. On a large piece of paper, draw pictures of the places or the things you decide to include on your map. Next, fill in the shapes of the places and roads in light colors. Using darker colors, fill in the areas between the features and roads on your map to make your map more interesting to look at. Every area of your map should be filled in with colors. When your map is finished, show it to your friends or family members to see what they think of it.