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.
Interview your family members to find out what countries and continents your ancestors came from. Asia? Europe? Africa? South America? Australia? North America?
Choose one country or continent to represent you.
Go to the Online World Atlas and download a map of your country or continent.
Then make a map picture that represents you. For creative ideas, explore the examples on this page created by other children around the world.
From the Barbara Petchenik Children's Map Competition and the
Maps, Data and Government Information Centre at Carleton University Library. Used with permission from the International Cartographic Association.