Tiger Town

    A Metropolitan Community

Welcome to Tiger Town, the second grade model of a metropolitan community. In their roles as city planners, second grade girls made decisions about the placement of their newly constructed services in the Central Business District, city or suburban neighborhoods or outlying areas. They had to take into consideration such issues as noise, pollution, space restraints, aesthetics and usage.

Working in cooperative learning groups, the students designed and constructed streets, bridges, inclines, parking facilities, signage, parks and recreational spaces. As neighborhoods and services sprang up, the girls positioned their single-family homes as well as the town houses, apartment houses and duplexes they made with a partner.

Using a camera on a tripod and a specially-marked turntable, the girls documented their work to create a virtual tour of each student's service. In partnerships, one student moved the turntable in 10-degree increments while her partner took photos to create a 360-degree digital view of the model.

In class, the girls put the names of their services in alphabetical order, to create the directory, which appears below. Click on any business or service name to explore it further.

You may also view a new photo gallery of Tiger Town's neighborhoods.

Enjoy exploring Tiger Town!

Our Business and Service Directory:

A. B. C. Pizzas
ASA Pharmacy
Ashley's Ice Cream Parlor
Charto Pet Shop
E. P. Gas Station
Elizabeth's Police Station
G. for Grocery
Katie K. A. News
K. J.'s School Supplies
Krispey Cream Doughnuts
Magic Tooth
Margaux's Boutique
Mebu's International Airport
Neil Armstrong Movie Theater
Paw Bank
Petting Zoo
Recycling Works
Tiger Town Post Office
Toys Ahoy
T. T. M. P. F.
T. T. Phones
Vaneli Elementary School
Vets for Pets
Z. Health Care

Welcome to Tiger Town! We hope you enjoy your visit.

The Ellis School - 6425 Fifth Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15206