This is a quick example of a treasure map I created for a project I’m working on with second graders. It is a rough drawing; I would like to make a more complex and complete drawing at some point. The mysterious island genre has always captured my imagination. Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island launched an entire genre centered around people finding themselves marooned on dangerous islands. In those stories the characters ultimately make the best of their situation and eventually escape. Having a map would have made an extended stay on those dangerous islands much more pleasant.