Item Number: INT-MAP
ONE-OF-A-KIND MAP SKILLS LESSON PLANS: Students create an interactive or zoomable map with PowerPoint or Google Slides. When specific spots on the map are clicked, additional pictures and facts about the location appear. Integrate the project with any topic of study: environmental awareness, historical events, natural resources, tourist attractions, local or national features, and more!
INSPIRE THE INNER SCIENTIST IN YOUR STUDENTS: Bring science and social science alive. Assign real world challenges to engage student interest. Use a project-based approach to investigate meaningful, authentic issues. Integrate an interdisciplinary study with computer skills to promote learning.
MAXIMIZE YOUR TIME WITH HASSLE-FREE RESOURCES: Teacher Guide outlines lesson plans, practical strategies and ideas, learning objectives, and assessment tools. Resource files include templates and samples of completed interactive map projects for inspiration. Students examine the samples with guided questions to prepare for their own inquiry.
DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNERS: Curriculum is flexible and supports a variety of learning styles. Appeal to students of differing readiness and abilities. Use the Teacher Guide and suggested strategies to provide reinforcement when needed. Customize assessment files. Use the Student Workbook, either in digital PDF or printed format, to allow independent workers to advance at their own pace. Step-by-step instructions include images for clarification and as examples for visual learners. Checklists build organizational skills and self-sufficiency.
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
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.
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