In this collection, you will find resources and activities specifically designed to accompany MapMaker, National Geographic’s Geographic Information System (GIS) tool for the classroom. Maps are powerful devices that allow us to find our way, analyze and visualize complex datasets, solve problems, and tell stories. They also facilitate learning. The materials featured here are built on the National Geography Standards and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Today's students need to understand how the world is interconnected and master the geographic competencies and knowledge necessary for sustainably enhancing economic competitiveness, preserving and improving quality of life, sustaining the environment, and ensuring national security.


5 - 12+


Anthropology, Biology, Earth Science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Social Studies, Storytelling