Bringing Geography to Life with Interactive Maps

Geography plays a crucial role in connecting the social studies disciplines, giving students a concrete understanding of how people move and interact, how the landscape can shape behavior and social structures, and more broadly, how the world we live in today came to be.

But year after year, the same headlines seem to appear:

U.S. Students Are Really Bad at Geography

Most Young Americans Can’t Pass a Test on Global Affairs—Can You?

New Study Shows U.S. Students Miss Boat on Geography

The good news is that ed tech can help us make geography, a foundation social studies area, more engaging for learners. Despite challenges, a student’s understanding of the intersection between physical and social worlds is vital in informing their understanding of history, civics, even life and earth sciences. All of those are brought together with interactive maps that facilitate active learning.

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