Latitude, Longitude, and Mapmaking
Young scholars discuss the reasons why it's important to explain latitude and longitude and by creating quizzes in which other students can locate "mystery" places that they map on the computer.
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"Where Am I?" Reading Guide and Activities
Did you ever wonder how early sailors were able to navigate their way across the seas? Groups access an article about mapmaking and the New World that details the methods and technologies early explorers used to guide them on their...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sectionalism, Popular Sovereignty and Secession
Students read and discuss background material on several key decisions that played a role in the Civil War including the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dredd Scott Decision. They create a timeline and write an essay.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Geography Toolkit
If you're preparing to teach geography to your young learners, you'll definitely want to keep this resource handy. The toolkit contains 165 pages of a wide range of handouts and informational text to support incorporate geographic...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Blue Ridge Parkway Historic Maps
It’s no small challenge to try to locate modern sites on historic maps. But it is possible to determine how the purpose of a map influences its appearance. Introduce your class to map reading and analysis skills with an exercise that...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed