Making a Digital Map

This lesson introduces students to digital map-making. It examines how maps portray different biases so that students think about how their choices will affect maps they create. Students will make their own maps in Google My Maps using a provided dataset.

This lesson requires access to Microsoft Excel and a Gmail account to access Google My Maps.

View the educator guide for more on learning objectives, essential questions, and Common Core curriculum standards met in this lesson.

Photo courtesy of the Leventhal Map & Education Center.