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Why Map a Map?

After brainstorming reasons why Native Americans mapped their lands, your young critical thinkers will work together to review their ideas and determine the definition of a map. With today's extensive use of mapping technology and GPS navigation, this would be a great way to consider the importance of understanding our positions relative to the world around us.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Inquiry-based, concept-attainment lesson
  • Involves group collaboration and whole-class discussion
Cons

  • Could include more emphasis on real-world applications
  • Instructor may wish to research and provide informational texts on Native American mapping, as well as incorporate other writing activities
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