Lively Lessons: Discovery Atlas Interactive Map

Working on your weekly lesson plans? Our new Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas!

A large map is common in classrooms from kindergarten to high school. With the use of digital tools becoming more common, many educators are incorporating digital maps into their lessons. While digital maps allow students to locate places, they often lack in allowing students to visualize how a different part of the world look and sounds.

Discovery Education offers the Discovery Atlas Interactive Map which allows students to zoom in to a country and view video resources in 4 categories: Culture, Government, History & Natural World. The videos are all from the Discovery Channel Series, Discovery Atlas.
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You can find the Discovery Atlas Interactive Map in the Teachers Center or by searching for “atlas”.

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Social Studies teachers may integrate the atlas tool to allow students to compare and contrast the cultures in 2 or more countries. In science, you may explore the different types of plants and animals found in different biomes of the world. You could explore the governments in Civics class and use the imagery to prompt students in Language Arts lessons.

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Have you used the Discovery Atlas Interactive Map in your lessons before? Share your ideas in the comments, below!




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