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GMS students create living map

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sixth Grade students in Amy Weliever's social studies class and Stacy Stoffregen's science class at Greencastle Middle School spent part of Friday morning creating a giant map of the United States.

The combined class spent part of the period catching bugs for their bug collection. Next they lined up in a field with the states they had created and laid out a map of the U.S.

Illinois (Rebecca Moore) was missing due to an illness but the other 49 states including Hawaii and Alaska were ready with their giant state.

Kids moved in groups as their teacher called out, "west coast, east coast and Midwest."

One by one they laid out each state on the ground creating a huge map in the middle of the soccer field at the school.

"We worked about a week on each of our state's," said Elijah Brattain who was Missouri.

"It was a lot of fun," he added.

Sixth grade students are required to complete a map of the United States as part of their curriculum.

"They all have had a good time doing this," said Weliever.

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