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.

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Technology Integration: Geography, History, Social Studies

Technology Skill: Presentation, Word Processing

Version: Google, Microsoft 365, Office 2019, Office 2016, Office 2013, Office Online

Program: PowerPoint, Word, Docs, Slides

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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Create an Interactive Map
Investigate a Research Question
Explain the Importance of an Area
Map Skills Lesson Plans for Google Slides or PowerPoint

Explore the Interaction Between Human and Physical Geography

Design an interactive map with markers that highlight important areas using Google Slides or PowerPoint. Mapping activities encourage students to form connections between people and places. They can explain the importance of a site, describe changes in an area, report news, express civic or national pride, or highlight happenings around the world. Integrate technology with map skills lesson plans.

  • Identify a topic area for inquiry
  • Use technology to investigate a research question
  • Explain the importance of an area
  • Create an interactive map
  • Form connections between human activity and geography
  • Select a suitable slide layout
  • Design informative slides with text, images, and backgrounds
  • Connect information using hyperlinked map markers
  • Troubleshoot to control slide advancement
  • Share a file and set permissions

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Students create an interactive map that demonstrates how human and physical geography intersect. The topic can be global, national, provincial, state, regional, or local. The map has markers that, when clicked, provide facts about a location. Map skills lesson plans in TechnoMap are a great way to explore and learn about an area or issue.

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