Educational Fun with the Map Journal

Blog Post created by baduke on Aug 7, 2014

Here’s an update to my lesson on The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis.

A new story map version of the popular lesson

I have created an update that utilizes the new map journal template.  This new template enabled me to embed the lesson with pictures, websites and multiple maps.  The student questions are embedded in the online interface but if you need a printed handout…that’s here.

Get your students thinking and mapping today!

Also, if you need some fuel for the teaching standards fire, this might be helpful.




Thanks to all the folks that came to my session this morning.  We had fun talking about maps, apps and how we use geography as a “universal language” to create valuable connections for students.

The map journal (story map template) that I used today as my “presentation” tool is an elegant way to share information.

Check out the presentation from today or build your own story map – map journal! !