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A blank continents map for geography class with a colored design.

Blank Continents Map

A map of each continent is a valuable resource for students to learn geography.

A world map for labelling with a matching activity.

World Map | Matching Activity

A map of each continent is a valuable resource for students to learn geography.

World Map Worksheet

Explore the world with our World Map Worksheet! Label continents, oceans, and countries to build your geography skills.

A icebreaker activity for back to school with a interactive world map.

Interactive World Map

Embark on a global adventure with our interactive world map. Explore, connect, and discover by placing pins and sharing interesting facts about yourself or locations. Let the exploration begin!

A circles of support template for all grades with a blue border

Circles of Support

A Circle of Support template is a tool used to document the people and resources in your network who provide support and encouragement.

World Map Activity

Piece together the world with our interactive Puzzle World Map activity!

A letter template for 6-12th graders with a women's history month theme

Women's History Month Letter

Write a letter to a remarkable woman from history with our Women's History Month letter template.

A world map for learning geography with a interactive exercise.

World Map | Puzzle Pieces

Piece together the world with our interactive Puzzle World Map activity!

Hispanic Heritage Month Wordsearch

Whether it's for your history class or a simple brain break, your students will love this Hispanic Heritage Month Wordsearch. Looking for something to challenge your students vocabulary? Then this is the perfect choice!

A Word Search for Hispanic Heritage Month with a Spanish Translation

Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana Sopa de Letras

Ya sea para su clase de historia o para un simple descanso mental, a sus estudiantes les encantará esta sopa de letras del Mes de la Herencia Hispana. ¿Está buscando algo para desafiar el vocabulario de sus estudiantes? ¡Entonces esta es la actividad perfecta!

Project Based Learning | Progress Assessment Tool

Rubrics are a must have when doing Project-based learning, but a Progress Assessment Tool can really place the experience in the hands of the students. While digging deeper into an Umbrella Question (driving question), students can write their own learning targets by a teacher giving them standards.

Steve Martinez has used this method to align the content standards, literacy, standards, CTE standards, or general skills that he wanted students to work on. Students write learning targets that will be used throughout the PBL unit, document how each learning target will be hit or mastered, and then have a column for feedback and reflection (self-reflection, peer-to-peer reflection, and/or teacher to student feedback).

Feel free to use as many or as little learning targets for the PBL unit of your choice. Steve would use this document to conference with students 1:1 or in small groups through the duration of a PBL unit. This document was inspired by the work of Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy.

A map of Africa for geography  with a blank design

Blank Africa Map

A map of each continent is a valuable resource for students to learn geography.

A map for studying Asia with a blank design.

Blank Asia Map

A map of each continent is a valuable resource for students to learn geography.

Project Based Learning | Supporting Questions

Unleash the power of student inquiry by providing a BIG umbrella question (driving question) for students to tackle for the duration of a Project-based learning (PBL) unit.

What kind of BIG questions or wicked problems can you give your students? Insert yours for students and have them create their own supporting questions to better understand the Umbrella Questions, or supporting questions they must ask to begin to address or solve the Umbrella question. Students then can use their own inquiry to find truth for their own questions. Students can exercise research skills, interview professionals, listen to podcasts, or read literature to answer their questions.

This template provides an opportunity for students to document citations. Steve Martinez would use this as the first step of a PBL unit with his students. This document was inspired by the work of Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy.

A map of South America for all grades with a blank design.

Blank South America Map

A map of each continent is a valuable resource for students to learn geography.

A map for Europe with a blank design.

Blank Europe Map

A map of each continent is a valuable resource for students to learn geography.