Excited about Digital Maps

Some of the digital maps and tools we just saw presented were really intriguing. I’ve been trying to think of more ways to incorporate maps into my history classes, since the couple of times I’ve used them students have been really interested in them. I have a historic map of Dedham in my classroom, and it’s always a conversation piece for the students. Now I’m starting to think that these tools may be useful to develop some sort of lesson using that map.

On a side note, the Stanford History Education Group, or SHEG for short, has some amazing lesson plan resources. There were a couple that used maps that I used this year and were some of the students’ favorite lessons this year. Here are the links…

http://sheg.stanford.edu/mapping-new-world

http://sheg.stanford.edu/manifest-destiny

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