Cool Widget for Tagging States!

I saw this on Facebook this morning and thought how cool it would be for Intermediate students to fill out this form and generate a map of the United States showing where they’ve been (or where they’d like to go). I also see writing companion pieces to this plan, easily aligned with Common Core Standards, asking students to write:

  • A story about somewhere they’ve been or would like to go.
  • A report about a particular state.
  • A research piece about the how the geography of the state dictates its industries.
  • A compare/contrast of two states – ones that share borders, ones that are on opposite ends of the continent, etc.
  • An opinion as to why the student’s state is/isn’t the best in the U.S.A.

Here’s the link to the map generator, and my personal map of where I’ve been (so far) is below!

Create Your Own Visited States Map

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