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
This week, an illustration that explains the depths of GIS caught my attention. What a clear way to explain how a map is created using many different data sources! It also intrigues me to dig deeper to learn more about GIS, something you may want to do in your classroom this year. The NatGeoEd website is full of resources that explain GIS (or geographic information systems) and resources … Continue reading Mapping Monday: The Depths of GIS
by Livia Mazur, National Geographic GIS Mapping Specialist The headline of this post isn’t an exaggeration. Check out this dynamic map from MapStory, a platform that allows “people of all kinds [to] turn into Storytellers.” This map is a geographic picture, but weaves in temporal (time-related) details so we see the story of westward expansion come alive. That’s the part that made time travel happen! MapStory … Continue reading Mapping Monday: Time Travel is Real!