Maps Tell a Story

School Year: 
Fourth Grade

Maps are an important part of our human experience. We can use them to show where we have been. Maps can be used to plan out trips to the places we still want to go. The features of a map let us know what to expect from the places we have never been, or how far we will have to travel. Fourth grade students will be exploring how maps can help tell the story of the people who have lived her before and continue to tell the story of the people who live here now. By studying the locations and environments of early Native Americans, European explorers and colonists, students will be able to find the points where they intersected. Through multiple perspectives students will come to understand the conflict that can arise when two different cultures meet.