Calabarzon map puzzle: An Araling Panlipunan homeschool project
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A map puzzle ( or puzzle map, if you prefer) is a fun way to familiarize a student with the directions, borders, capitals, and physical features of a territory. It’s also very easy to make on your own.
Our Grade 3 Araling Panlipunan regional focus was CaLaBaRZon (Region IV-A), an administrative region of the Philippines consisting of the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon. For our Calabarzon map puzzle, we downloaded a colored map of the Calabarzon region in JPG file and printed it on regular typewriting paper.
Next, we cut out the different provinces from the map and pasted each one on corrugated paper board (it’s really just a Zesto juice box).
Once the glue dried, we cut out the different Calabarzon map puzzle pieces. Cutting into corrugated cardboard was tougher that I thought. I suggest that you use regular cardboard if you don’t fancy suffering hand fatigue after struggling with a thick paperboard.
Presto! Our Calabarzon map puzzle is finished!