Sam Daly is a Social Studies Teacher at Columbine High School. Sam and his Geography colleagues received a grant for laminated desktop maps that can be manipulated by students.
“Our World Geography team at CHS recently received a grant for laminated desktop maps to offer individual hands-on experience for students in learning important mapping strategies such as latitude and longitude. While these maps may not be the latest development in technology, they offer a tactile approach to learning important concepts of geography, such as absolute location, in a way computers cannot. The aging atlas books we have been using for years have become tattered and are difficult for students to read. These maps will allow each student to draw, mark, and trace over lines of latitude and longitude with dry erase markers and clear them off for the next student for years to come.