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Social Studies Curriculum
Social Studies - Geography for Life
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Standard 1
Students will understand the world in spatial terms.
Objective 1
Use maps and other geographic tools to acquire information from a spatial perspective.
  • Animate a Google Map
    Create your own animated map!
  • How Big Compared to Your Zip Code
    Compare the size of historic cities and events, including recent events, to your students' zip codes using overlay technology.
  • How Could Technology Create Better Maps?
    Lesson Plan: Student groups investigate different types of maps and consider how technology might improve mapping in the future, or how different kinds of maps might be used.
  • Map Match
    Are we there yet? Use a map to find out.
  • MapMachine
    Locate nearly any place on Earth, find country facts, and search and print historical, weather, and population maps, and more with our dynamic atlas.
  • Rare Map Collection
    The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library maintains a collection of more than 800 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century.
  • The True Size of Africa
    Creative map showing the incredible size of Africa compared to the size of other nations.

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