This map skills challenge has students use the National Geographic mapmaker website
to explore maps of all types and then nominate regions from various areas of the world to receive superlative awards...hottest, wettest, driest, lowest, highest, most densely populated, etc.
This lesson KEEPS STUDENTS ENGAGED and interacting with maps of ALL types. There are dozens of different map layers available on this interactive website including: elevation, population, time zones, climate zones, earthquake regions, sea depth and much much more!
The maps include latitude/longitude as well to reinforce this important skill. After students share their superlative nominees with the class, students can mark the latitude/longitude location of the designee to further secure their mapping skills.
The website alone is a super valuable find, but having students locate and award superlatives to regions is truly Using Your Smarticles!!!
✨Using Your Smarticles✨