I’ve been on a maps kick lately. So today?
No strategies. No teaching ideas.
Just some fun maps that you didn’t know you needed.
If you’re a maphead, this post’s for you. And yes, you may discover that there is an . . . mmm, interesting term used to describe the act of looking at fun maps you didn’t know you needed. And yes, it is a legitimate term. So if your school’s filter blocks out some of the links below, tell your tech admin to lighten up. It’s just maps.
Okay. I’ll be honest. Since I first started this particular post, it’s been re-written multiple times. It started out as a short, fun little piece on an interesting period of American history that I wasn’t familiar with. It morphed into a commentary on how to teach historical thinking. It took a short detour into how kids analyze primary source documents. And now . . . I’m not really sure.
(Part of the problem was the fact that I was without my laptop for a week, going commando with only an iPad. And in case you’re wondering – iPads and WordPress don’t play nice. I may have used some grownup words in front of small children at one point.)
I would love for you to hang around for the entire thing but I’ll understand that at this point you might just want to go back to watching basketball.
Still here? Great. First, a little context.