Maps tell stories; they explain, illuminate, and inspire. Digital maps are used across the world to map and analyze information, from simple neighborhood maps to the most complex regional disaster management models. Elementary, middle, and high school students in all subject areas benefit from using interactive maps to gather, analyze, and interpret data, gain insight into our world, and make decisions based on data and evidence that can be creatively demonstrated using their own maps and stories.
This workshop begins with a brief understanding of the importance of geography, and then participants quickly begin to "do geography" with hands-on short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching map-based content found in the curriculum. Participants will then learn how to create their own maps while exploring existing resources for use in their classroom.
All resources are free to K-12 schools.