Students started off by studying real maps and noting that the different colors on the map indicate different features in the city. They then created their own fantasy map, voted on their favorite, and drew their four favorites on a large roll of paper. All the cities had to be connected by roads and waterways, and after painting the giant map, the students designed buildings, cars, and people to populate their city.
These new cities are almost ready for display in the school library! Once they're been installed, I'll update the post new photos.