Place and Mapping -The Shelter of the Imagination Itself?
Teachers in different classrooms have noticed mapping as a thread running through our exploration of Place. Teachers listen closely to the children as they make maps,and they are noticing that the adult assumption of what a map is may be very different from childrens ideas about maps.
Children have been describing and/or making maps that contain standard memes like roads and buildings, but also non-physical place markers like smells and textures.
He wonders, "How does the body, not merely the mind, remember the feel of a latch in a long-foresaken childhood home?"