Around the World Interactive Maps
Second Grade teachers at Westminster Elementary School submitted a Founders’ Grant request to purchase four Around the World Interactive Maps to support approximately 100 second grade students. After completing a year-long project entitled How Boys and Girls Learn in the Classroom, much insight was gained as to how differently each gender’s brain learns. Despite some of their learning differences, it is strongly evident that both boys and girls benefit from similar approaches to learning. Specifically, both boys and girls benefit from the use of manipulatives and visuals to maintain their interest and strengthen learning. This dynamic tool supports Massachusetts Geography Curriculum Frameworks, which includes identifying cardinal directions and applying them to maps, locating all continents, locating present boundaries of the United States, Mexico and Canada, locating major oceans, locating the five major rivers in the world, locating the major mountains or mountain ranges in the world, locating the five Great Lakes and more.
Grant Year: 2009-2010
Receiving Schools: Westminster Elementary School