Amy Kennedy led her sixth-grade students in evaluating map projections based on accuracy and bias. Students wrote letters to the U.S. Secretary of Education explaining which map projection they think should be used in schools. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Evaluating Map Projections
Kevin Rohn’s sixth-graders applied the scientific process to investigate and compare locations around the world. Each student used an interactive world biome map to select two locations, develop a question about them, and answer the question based on data from the map. Students then shared their findings by designing infographics. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Comparing Global Biomes
WORLD A new interactive map highlights the shocking number of ongoing violent conflicts around the world. (Geographical) Watch our video series on “The Conflict Zone” to better understand how citizens can navigate a positive discourse amid violent conflict. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. There is a great round-up of resources today! Discussion Ideas IRIN’s new visualization of … Continue reading Mapping a World at War
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!
This Mapping Monday, we’re sharing some user-generated tutorials for our MapMaker Interactive. The MapMaker Interactive is a online mapping tool that allows students (or for that matter, anyone!) to explore the world using map themes, data and tools. Our online map makes it easy for students to visually explore and interact with our interconnected social and physical Earth systems. Using this powerful mapping tool … Continue reading Mapping Monday: MapMaker Interactive Tutorials