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Background For Teachers:
In this lesson, students:
P R E P A R A T I O N
P R O C E D U R E
Extension: Using mapping software, have pairs of students design a town. Where is the school? What buildings, parks, and other things might the children in the town use as landmarks on their trips to school?
Assess student multimedia maps using a rubric jointly created by the teacher and the students.
Assess student understanding of the relationship between the student-created maps, the printed maps, and the MapQuest maps, either through brief written journal entries or individual student-teacher conferences. Criteria for an informal assessment might include:
Use the same criteria above to informally assess group understanding of the relationship among the map types (as expressed in the group discussion). The ongoing informal assessment might lead to another learning activity on cardinal directions and scale maps.
The Utah Education Network received permission from ISTE (The International Society for Technology in Education) to share this lesson.
Written by: Steve Cowdrey, Cherry Creek School District, Englewood, Colorado Melissa Pierson, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (Based on the lesson by Tom Burnett, Apple Learning Interchange)
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