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Shimata Elementary School

Shimata - Yamaguchi - Japan - Asia
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Shimata Elementary School
島田小学校3年2組
Shiraishi Yuko
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Japanese
About this Mapmaker

We use Green Map for Environmental Educational tool at Shimata Public Elementary School in Hikari city located in Yamaguchi prefecture, which is the southern part of the main land in Japan(Honshu). Its population is 55thousand and Area is 92 square km, is surrounded by beautiful landscape of Seto inland sea and mountains such as “Murozumi” beach that is famous for blue pines on white sand and “Iwakisan”mountain. ”Shimata Elementary School” is located on the east side of “Shimata” river of which area is rather residential than agriculture. There are a few manufactures like “Takeda Chemical” and “Nippon Steel Corporation”by the river.

Statement of Purpose

We have found "Green Map" when we were discussing ways to learn about sustainability at one of school environmental programs that is an observation of nature and creatures in Shimata river. Green Map making would help us to protect nature by ourselves and also to understand geography of our neighborhoods( streets and parks) to protect kids themselves from strangers that could make kids in danger. Kids will enjoy making a map by using icons and we would like to introduce our finish Green Map to not only other cities in Japan, also to the world.

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瀬戸内の温暖な気候と豊かな自然環境に恵まれており、白砂青松の室積・虹ヶ浜海岸や象鼻ヶ岬など風光明媚な海岸部は瀬戸内海国立公園に、また、青々とした森の石城山を中心とした山間部は石城山県立自然公園に、それぞれ指定を受けています。島田小学校地区は市の島田川沿い(東側)にあり、武田薬品化学や新日鉄の工場が近くにあります。田畑よりも住宅地が主です。
地域の様子をグリーンマップを通して、子どものころからいろいろな視点でみていくことで将来この町をどのようにすればみんなが住みやすい町にできるかという見方や考え方がもてるようになるのではないでしょうか。そして児童が取り組んだものを紹介することで保護者や地域の方々もあらためて地域を見直す機会ができると思います。

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