Map skills are a very important (and easily testable on state assessments) skill that should be practiced in class very frequently. As middle school social studies teachers, we sometimes fall into the trap of focusing on the amount of content we need to cover at the expense of the skills we should be actively reviewing. We need to find a better way to practice map skills more often!
My American History Student Atlas does just that! It features 2-3 maps per American History topic from First Contact to the Civil War and an additional Basic Geography section (22 student maps total!) plus a teacher resource map for each topic to show how to accurately label each map.
Throughout the school year, your students will explore how physical features, economics, Native and colonizing cultures all played a role in the development of the United States. Each American history map also includes an extension question your students can use their completed map as a guide to completing.
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