"Who can name a river in Tewksbury?". Cartographer and student educator Susan Pietrantoni presented her program "Magic of Maps" to North Street students this week.
Students were challenged to draw, read and understand the development of maps with this interactive program. Pietrantoni provided an assembly about cartography,covering topics such as "what is a map?", "what are the parts of a map?" and "how do you make and read a map?".
The "Map Lady" then spent time in each classroom helping students draw their own map of Massachusetts, complete with lakes, rivers and other topographical features.
Through a lively question and answer format, students were taught to find boundary lines, learn the naming origins of lakes and mountains, and to think about how important maps are to see where one is going, and where one has been.
This arts and enrichment program was presented by the North Street PAC.