Reading Maps

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Can you read a map? Scholars use an interactive technology tool to analyze maps of various kinds to gather evidence and data to better understand their meanings and usefulness. Using newly obtained knowledge, they form an interpretation of map use through time in a fun hands-on activity. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create pairs of students to assist each other with the reading material and the technology of the lesson
  • Hang a wide variety large maps around the room for viewing and reference during the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes users know how to navigate the website
  • Lesson is interactive and hands-on for students 
  • Resource only allows individuals to move forward if they give the correct response to prompts 
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