Maps

Maps, globes, and computer software aid young explorers as they locate state capitols, major cities, geographic features, and attractions for states they are researching. They then use desktop publishing software to create a map to share with the class.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Adapt the lesson to your state and then assign individuals another state as independent practice
Classroom Considerations

  • Presumes class members have access to Internet connected devices
  • Requires additional prep time to assemble materials and load required software
Pros

  • Encourages the development of 21st century skills
Cons

  • None