Free Hand Maps… Educational tools for Geography and More!
No art skill required!
Grades 3 and up.
Mental maps promote literacy across the curriculum. FreeHand Map's “quick-sketch” strategy teaches geography while improving reading and listening comprehension.
The study of history and social studies becomes more meaningful when students are able to visualize the places being discussed. Novels come alive when settings are active in the reader's mind. FreeHand Maps do not reside in closed books or unopened websites. Once learned, FreeHand Maps are stored in the brain and available at all times! They appear, shift, and refocus rapidly throughout the conversation and are always at the ready to help students think critically about people, places and events.
FreeHand Maps work for all types of learners. Students with learning disabilities and the gifted and talented find these maps helpful and inspiring. FreeHand Maps are engaging and easy to teach in large or small group settings, at home or in the classroom.
Remember the 5 W's? Who, What, Where, When, and Why? FreeHand Maps create the Where! Activating Where opens mental storage space in the brain to accommodate the remaining four W's. This helps teachers teach and students comprehend tough history, social studies, and current events material. (To see how this works, check out the video at the bottom of the page.)
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