Students looked at a variety of topographical maps, and we discussed their function. We also looked at the aesthetic appeal of topographical maps, talked about how the elements and principles of art played into them "accidentally".
Students created their own imaginary topographical map...and I can imagine this turning into a fun unit about geography, land forms, landscapes, and fantasy!!! I'm not sure we'll be able to dive into it that much, but something to think about for next year!!!!