The first Americans came from Asia thousands of years ago. Later
people from countries of Europe and Africa and other parts of the
world came to make the United States their home. Today America is
home to people from all over the world.
Step 1 - Interview Your Family Members
Interview your family members to find out what countries and continents
your ancestors came from. Asia? Europe? Africa? South America? Australia?
Step 2 - Select One Country or Continent
Choose one country or continent to represent you.
Step 3 - Download a Map
Go to the Online
World Atlas and download a map of your country or continent.
Step 4 – Make a Map Picture
Then make a map picture that represents you. For creative ideas,
explore the examples on this page created by other
children around the world.
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From the Barbara
Petchenik Children's Map Competition and the
Data and Government Information Centre at Carleton University
Library. Used with permission from the International