Maps in the Classroom – Zombies on the Map

Do you have your map for the Zombie Apocalypse?

I’ve been seeing a lot of conversations about maps lately.   I like to hear about Maps in the News.   Should I be surprised that so many people seem the think that the only kind of map there is, is a road map, and that they have no use for them?

Maps are used for more than just getting from one point to another.  They are a tool to share information.  That is why I like to read about Maps in the ClassroomDisastermapping ‘s blog  has some good ideas for using maps for a variety of subjects.

“Are you looking for ways to share information on music, history, science, the arts, or many other disciplines in new ways?  Are you looking for a way to “connect the dots” to present material to your students?  Are you in a profession where information silos are prevalent and you’re looking for opportunities to explore and integrate previously disconnected resources?”

The blogger even has even collected information on Mapping the Zombie Apocalypse!  How is that for using maps to engage students?

About hollybudd

I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay. I have a BS in Environmental Studies from Cook College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. I returned to school for a MBA from Trinity DC. I am the president/CEO of Williams & Heintz Map Corporation, the family printing company that was started by my great grandfather.

Posted on January 13, 2012, in Education and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. The Maryland DOT Bike Map. Appropriate for the Zombie Apocalypse when the gas pumps don’t work and all the cool little electronic gadgets quit after the first day when their batteries died!

  2. Excellent – we have failed to consider so many practical points about the upcoming zombie apocalypse, including matters such as etiquette – what to do when zombies turn up just as you are sitting down to dinner
    http://wwymjcd.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/uninvited-dinner-guests/

  3. Thanks for the references to my blog in your post! I was amazed too at the resources that are out there for education and mapping. The topics are able to be tied into almost every single discipline, plus you’re teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills at the same time. Engaging students while facilitating exploration of those disciplines is difficult to do, but Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and maps are a good start to bridging those gaps. Thanks again!

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