A map is a representation or picture of a place with selected characteristics shown as symbols. Maps present information about the world visually and allow us to see relationships and patterns. Maps are powerful tools for visualizing information that can support inquiry in the classroom—including the Geo-Inquiry Process. Maps can also communicate information and move others to action. In this course, educators will increase their knowledge about spatial thinking, maps, and mapmaking to help them develop classroom learning experiences that improve students’ skills in using maps to make sense of the world. From mental maps to paper maps to interactive maps, these visual representations of data are useful tools for learning and communicating information.
Make sure you are enrolled in the Mapping as a Visualization and Communication Tool in Your Classroom course with the National Geographic Society. Visit the National Geographic Society website to enroll in this course.
Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for National Geographic Society online course participants.
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