This month kicked off with National Read a Road Map Week! In this day & age it’s so easy to look up directions in a phone or program them into a GPS, reading a road map is more of an art to kids these days than an essential skill.
I may be dating myself here, but I grew up with my parents asking me to get out the Mapsco and map out the best route to wherever we were going. They sat there with me, answered questions and taught me everything I needed to know.
Make sure your kids and students can still read an authentic, honest-to-goodness paper road map. Leave your electronics at home *horrors*, toss an atlas in your car, and enjoy the possibility of discovering your world off the beaten path.
Here are some great map reading resources for you if you don’t know where to start:
- How to Read a Map (Choosing the Right Map, Understanding the Map & Using a Map to Get You from A to B)
- Learn to Be an Expert Map Reader
- How to Read a Paper Map Like an Old Timer
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