Ananthi Balakrishnan

Founder, Director
Cilre Educational Products and Services Private Limited

When you leave home, how do you know which way to go to reach school? Go straight, take the 3rd right and 2nd left after that and you’ll reach the park. Everyday, we use directions and maps to reach our favorite destinations. Understanding maps, directions, and using them for navigation is a crucial skill that we need to develop. This workshop introduces you to maps, map-makin, and how they are used in navigation. With a little bit of history, some games, and activities you will explore the fascinating field of cartography (cartography is the science and art of making maps). You will make maps and learn about navigation objects such as a compass.

What will you get from this workshop:

  1. Confidence in using Spatial skills: Shift from ‘I don’t know or can’t apply spatial skills’ to ‘I can use spatial skills in mapping and navigation’.
  2. Open and positive mindset: Shift from ‘maps is only for geography class’ to ‘Maps are fun, informative and useful’.
  3. Context of your learning: Sense of direction and using offline maps or GPS-based maps are key skills, how these maps are made and how they are helpful to us.
  4. Curiosity & inquisitiveness: Look around the everyday things and think of them in terms of their spatial relationships. Think about the possibilities they create due to those relationships and possibilities in navigation.


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