Social Studies – Maps

Being able to read a map and identify what is important and what can be ignored is an incredibly important skill. This may come up in your WeatherBlur work, or you may be engaging in this in a social studies unit. Regardless, it is a great opportunity to elevate the computational thinking your students are doing, as they are engaging in the process of Abstraction

Take a look at these Google Slides to see an example of how to look at various maps and have your students abstract out the important information. You can use these prompts and refer instead to maps you are using in your classroom.