Item Number: INT-MAP
Technology Integration: Geography, History, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Presentation, Word Processing
Program: Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Google, Google Docs, Google Slides, Office Online, Word Online, PowerPoint Online
Includes: 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
STEM Integration Lessons: geography or history with presentation technology skills
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?
Examine interactive maps. Contemplate how they connect geography to human activity.
Assignment 2: Brainstorm a Topic for your Map
Study research suggestions. Specify a question for investigation using an inquiry-based approach.
Assignment 3: Organize Research Findings
Investigate the topic. Document the information and location of facts using 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
Assess the navigation, content, and design of the interactive map. Solve any issues.
Assignment 8: Share the Interactive Map
Display the interactive map as a digital trip, map exhibit, or string map.
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.