This fun project comes with everything you need to help your students create interactive maps for state or country research projects using apps, software and websites like Thinglink, Telligami, Keynote and more. This activity integrates traditional research with an interactive and technology-rich presentation form.
This download includes:
- Teacher Notes
- Common Core and WiDA Aligned Project Lesson Plan
- Student Checklist for State and Country Project
- Country Fact Sheet
- State Fact Sheet
- Content Rubric
- Writing Rubric
- Speaking Rubric
- List of Technology Tutorials
- Links to Interactive Map Exemplars
See an example of an interactive map here.
This activity was originally designed for use with my 4th grade ESOL students, but also meets standards for 3rd grade and 5th grade as well. It can also be effective for English language learners in grades 6-8.
Claims of alignment to CCSS or WIDA ELD standards are solely those of Tools for Teachers by Laurah J. and have not been evaluate or endorsed by the NGA or WIDA.
About the Seller
I am currently an ESOL coach for my district, working with both ESOL and mainstream teachers to help them differentiate and improve the quality of their instruction for English language learners. I currently work in Maryland, but spent several years teaching in North Carolina, and I completed my student teaching in Tennessee as well. During my career, I have worked with students in grades K-8, though most of my attention has been focused on the upper grades, 4-8. I have been invited to Busan, S. Korea, twice to conduct 2 week teacher training seminars on Content Based English Instruction for English language learners, and I am SIOP trained. In addition, I also lead numerous Continuing Professional Development courses, workshops, and focus groups for teachers in my district. In addition to my MS, I also have a BA degree in Spanish and Mass Communications.