Educator Spotlight: Introducing Maps to Little Kids

Lisa Carpentier is a kindergarten teacher at Mentone Elementary School in Mentone, California. Lisa has been teaching for 22 years. Lesson Name: Introducing Maps to Little Kids Tell us about your activity. What did you need to prepare and how long did it take? I began by asking students what a map was and what it was used for. We showed a short video and looked … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Introducing Maps to Little Kids

Mapping Monday: MapMaker Interactive Tutorials

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