Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Mapping overview / East Shreveport; Magnet and neighbors

Classes are reviewing the 5 Themes of Geo and the mapping sensibility that accompanies the sense of place, location, region, movement and human-environment interaction.

On this map students will be able to sketch and identify -
Red R.
Teague Parkway
Fant Parkway
Stoner Ave
Youree Dr
Olive St
Magnet / Valencia Park

Students were helped in adding

Stoner Hill Elem
Montessori School for Spt

and identifying a North-South open space on the river side of three schools: Magnet, Stoner Elem and MSS. This area, blank on the map, is an old river bed.

When the Great Raft clogged the main body of the Red River, side channels were developed. This open space / wooded bottom was a loop of the river. The neighborhood called Anderson Island was created by this and other loops of the Red.

This wooded area is being developed into a greenway or nature trail by a civic group called A Better Shreveport. The person who identified this area was nature education specialist Jon Soul of Montessori. .