The first major project of the year in 8th grade Humanities is a collaborative, map-making, research exploration of U.S. cultural geography. The students are challenged to understand how the way people live affects where they live (and vice-versa). The goal is to make connections from the land to the people in an effort to grasp the breadth of interconnections that goes into everything. An equally important part of the assignment is learning how to problem-solve creatively and work cooperatively with others in a deadline situation.
The students embraced both challenges, and the result is the dynamic, info-rich map pictured here. Please swing by the Humanities class to check it out in person!