Using map widgets to take Kindergarten students on an “Amazing Race.”

Colleen McGiboney, Scotty Lamar Roberts

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Because of the importance that geography plays in our understanding of economics, history, and politics, it has been argued that the subject should be taught to students beginning at the early elementary level, usually focusing on the family unit and local communities. However, when the proper technology tools and strategies are used, students at the kindergarten level can learn more complex concepts of geography and other social studies ideas and Common Core Standards. This article is a narrative about how a kindergarten teacher's discovery of “website widgets” brought the world to her classroom while helping her students learn important social studies knowledge and skills.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-12
JournalThe Social Studies /Taylor and Francis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2015


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