CartoCraze Geography Blog

Welcome to our Geography Blog. We'll be discussing many exciting geography topics here, some including mini-lessons for your class. It is our hope to share interesting geography topics with you and we hope you'll follow this blog and share it with others!

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  • An Old Map with an Interesting Cover and a LONG TITLE!

    We have mentioned before that here at Maps for the Classroom we have our own collection of maps and atlases. We are always on the look out for interesting maps. Recently...

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  • Matthew Henson, A Hero of Black History

    Matthew Alexander Henson, a black American, was a member of the first expedition to reach the North Pole on April 6, 1909, now over a hundred years ago.   Henson was forty-three years old...

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    In China it is the Year of the Rabbit!  We crave dim sum!  We long for a stroll on the Great Wall!  We ponder the marvels -- and length!-- of the Silk Road!

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  • Up in the Trees! Down on the Ground! A Small Furry Bear!

    Here at Maps for the Classroom we are still enjoying our search for unusual creatures, as we are still looking for the perfect mascot for our CartoCraze site!

    We noticed in the blog entries so far we have been focusing on several cold-blooded types-- so this week we expanded the search for something a little warmer!

    Share our excitement for the Malayan Sun Bear who happens to be the smallest member of the bear family.  

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  • Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. "

    Martin Luther King was born in the city of Atlanta, Georgia in 1929.  He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968.  

    Take time to remember -- and learn about -- his vocation.  Be inspired by his dreams.  

    Visit this National Park Service commemorative site for teaching tips.

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