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Educator Spotlight: Mapping Infectious Disease Trends

Matt Kuehl’s high school biology students investigated the frequency of common biological pathogens. Then they investigated the death rates of several diseases and plotted them on a mega map. Students identified correlations between the frequencies of the diseases and the locations of high death rates. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Mapping Infectious Disease Trends

Food Maps Show Nations Are What They Eat

GEOGRAPHY A new series of food maps use ingredients synonymous with the region being mapped. Think India rendered in spices, New Zealand in kiwifruit, South America in citrus. (Nat Geo magazine) Use our MapMaker Kits to get started making innovative maps of your own. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. And be sure to click the links … Continue reading Food Maps Show Nations Are What They Eat

Weekly Warm-Up: 5 Ways to Use our Tabletop Maps This Summer

This blog entry is about fantastic, family-friendly ways to use our MapMaker Kits. Want to learn more about MapMaker Kits? Want to know what a MapMaker Kit is? Read through this blog entry or watch this video to find out! You always need one when you least expect it. Like when your phone dies and you can’t look at the app. Or when the internet is down … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: 5 Ways to Use our Tabletop Maps This Summer

Educator Spotlight: Three Worlds Meet

Tama Nunnelley, this week’s Educator of the Week, challenged her students to connect historic trade and exploration routes with our world today. Tama is a social studies teacher at Guntersville Middle School in Guntersville, Alabama. Activity: Three Worlds Meet Grade Level: 5-7 Time commitment: 7 days Discovering Historic Connections In this lesson, I challenged my students to make connections between the Columbian Exchange, triangular trade, … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Three Worlds Meet

Educator Spotlight: Unlocking European Geography

Kevin Witte and Amber Lewis teach geography, history, and social sciences at Kearney High School in Kearney, Nebraska. Kevin was a 2011 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and has been a member of the Geographic Educators of Nebraska for 16 years. Amber also teaches a course in Women’s & Gender Studies at Kearney High School. Activity: Unlocking European Geography Using National Geographic Education Tools: MapMaker Mega Map … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Unlocking European Geography