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Observation and memory are important skills, and benefit from exercise! This activity involves going for a silent neighbourhood walk close to school or home. The object is to notice and remember as much as you can of what you see, without talking to others.
Then, when you return home or to class, students will draw a map of the route they walked, and draw in as much detail as they can remember of what they noticed along their walk. It can be fascinating to compare individual maps and notice how differently each of us sees the world around us.
This activity can be repeated later along the same route, to see how many more features students can observe and add to their original maps.