This idea was initiated while attending the ITEC conference in October. I attended a Google Map making session presented by Jim Sill. I didn't know how making Google Maps would apply to my own classroom, but I had heard great things about him and decided to attend. It was a game changer for sure.
You can see an example of the final maps here. I will outline the steps of this process below. My students really enjoyed this activity. It really helped them connect with current day United States and where colonies were established hundreds of years ago.
The Map Making process
Step 2: Click into the map search bar and you will be given the option "My maps".