In Social Studies Alive! Regions of Our Country—the program that Sindy’s class uses—students explore different regions across the United States and often practice mapping skills. Since teaching with the program, Sindy noticed that not only are her students excited to learn social studies, but their understanding of geography has improved.
“My students have seen a huge improvement in map skills—not just finding locations on the map but they know how to read it and use the key.” Sindy added, “The maps by far are my favorite TCI tool. The kids love them. They are really engaging…The maps are in the Activity Cards. They are online and in the books.”
The Activity Cards that Sindy mentions are reusable laminated cards that contain vibrant, interactive content, such as large maps, game boards, and manipulatives. The materials in the program are available online as well as in print.