This time of the year, we need some serious bright ideas to finish out the year, don't we?
If your social studies curriculum is anything like mine, there is a ton that can be shown on a map! Locations, events, landforms, tribes... the list goes on and on. I printed a map of the Unites States and blew it up on our poster maker at school. I split my class into groups and gave each group a poster map, then I told them we were having a contest to see who could put the most of what we learned this year on a map. (Contests always make kids work harder, don't they?)
Of course, I could not choose a winner because they all worked so hard and did such a great job, so I rewarded them all. :o)
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