Saturday, September 10, 2011

You Can Map It Out #edtech

I was one of those kids who had each state and capital memorized by 1st grade.  I loved geography.  But after watching "How the State Got Their Shapes" on the history channel it became quite evident that as a country we really don't know much about the fabric and landscape that makes it up.  So, may I suggest you explore the MapMaker application from http://www.nationalatlas.gov.  The site allows you to apply information from the  MapMaker database to a map of the US.  Everything from crime rates to invasive plant species can be layed out using MapMaker.  I often find when you apply such information it takes on greater meaning, So, MapMaker may just be able to help you remember where North Dakota is in comparison to Cleveland, OH.if you remember the overlay of data.
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