Item Number: INT-MAP
Technology Integration: Geography, History, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Presentation, Word Processing
Program: Google, Google Docs, Google Slides, Microsoft Office, Office 365 Online, PowerPoint, PowerPoint Online
Map Skills Lesson Plans, Google Slides or PowerPoint Lessons - Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities
Map Making Handouts and Assessment Tools: TechnoMap Parent Letter, TechnoMap Certificate, Map Skill Summary, Map Checklist, Map Marking Sheet
Mapping Skills Templates and Samples: Research Organizer Template, Industry of Ontario Map, Oil Spill Effects Map, and Transcontinental Railroad Map
Map skills lessons plans show how to create an interactive map that explores how human and physical geography intersect. The map can be of the world, country, province or state, region, or a city. Select a topic based on an area of study within geography, history, or social studies curriculum. The map could be about people and places, historical exploration, current events, environmental awareness, tourist attractions, or national pride.
Interactive Map - Click PRESENT to view
Use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to see sample
Assignment 1: What is an Interactive Map?
Study sample interactive maps. Understand how they connect geography to human activity.
Assignment 2: Brainstorm a Topic for your Map
Use an inquiry-based approach to select a research question to investigate.
Assignment 3: Organize Research Findings
Research the topic. Collect facts with the help of an organizer.
Assignment 4: Create the Map Slide
Design a map slide with a title and a suitable map of the area.
Assignment 5: Create Information Slides
Produce information slides that contain interesting facts about a location.
Assignment 6: Connect Slides in Interactive Map
Connect markers on the map to information slides. Control slide advancement.
Assignment 7: Interactive Map Checklist
Complete the interactive map and use a checklist to guide revisions.
Assignment 8: Share the Interactive Map
Share the interactive map with a teacher or friends.
Optional Map Skills Lesson Plans
- Screen Capture a Road Map: Save a picture of a road map.
- Image Workshop: Discover multiple methods to insert images onto slides.
- Organize Facts using a Table: Summarize information. Create a comparison.
- Insert a Link: Insert a hyperlink that links to a website about the topic.