FoodPrints Curriculum

Mapping the School Garden


Food History & Technology

Standards Alignment:

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

1st Grade


Spring / March


The purpose of this lesson is for students to investigate why people use maps, how maps help people, and the different types of maps that people use. Students will explore the similarities between maps and recipes and then navigate their school garden using a map they create. This lesson supports the DCPS 1st Grade Social Studies Unit Getting Around Town.

Big Idea

We can use maps and recipes to navigate our world.

Guiding Questions

Why do people use maps?

How are maps and recipes similar?