Happy spring to each of you from Maps101! Today, we are focused on how to better engage students. Everyone loves a story. A list of facts strung together with transitional sentences is no fun to read. (Sorry textbook companies.) However, here at Maps101, we love to provide the stories and context students need and crave, to help them actually picture the events of the past. Our Geography News Network (GNN) articles are a favorite among subscribers because they tell engaging stories. But, did you know that our exclusive Lesson Maps are like GNN articles with more muscle?! They are.
We take an important topic that nearly all state standards cover, and tell the story. We explain why this matters. We provide the context so students get more than a linear list of facts. And our teacher’s edition provides numerous, leveled ways to explore each heading. With Maps101, you can engage your students again and again. Let’s take a look at some of the Lesson Maps that are available in our Next Generation platform. You can find them under Collections, then Interactive Lessons from the top toolbar. Or, for quick access, use the links below.