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How do you find good maps to support instruction?

Jul 3, 2013 4:12pm

Hi - I'm curious how teachers find good maps to support their instructional objectives. Google image search is ok, but I end up finding a lot of tourist maps or maps with a lot of distracting content that doesn't support my objectives or is too complex for younger students.

  • Social Studies
  • Pre K-12
  • Digital Literacy


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    • Jul 8, 2013 5:48pm

      Hello Antonios!
      Thanks for the tip! I'm not familiar with the historical places or Wikipedia features of Google earth - do you have any links? Also, the catch I have is that much of what I find online are cool & interesting, but often are distracting from my teaching objectives for middle-school aged history instruction. I love Perry Castaneda (the UT site) for sure. Thanks for the links!
      - Jeff

      • Jul 17, 2013 12:54pm

        Does your school subscribe to any databases? My school subscribes to quite a few, one of which is strictly images. I also like to look at National Geographic's website.

        • Aug 9, 2013 12:02pm

          Sarah - That's a good suggestion & Nat Geo is a great start, but I find that it starts with a maps-first, as opposed to a standards- or grade-level-approach first. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places there?