Mapping the Present and the Past
CNN Student News and Current Event Mapping As we watch CNN Student News today, identify one or two news stories that you can pinpoint geographically and place on the Current Event layer of your Social Studies World Map via Google Maps.
Germany; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Texas; Binghamton University, New York; and Austin, Minnesota were all featured in today's segment. After pinning at least one of these places on your map, consider the most important question: What happened here? You should include a title for the event, the date(s) the event took place, a brief summary of what happened, and include an appropriate photo or video.
Mapping Hebrew History Now let's turn our attention to mapping ancient history. Through our studies of the ancient Hebrews we have learned that migration is an important part of their story. This is clearly evident in Abraham's journey from Mesopotamia to the "promised land" of Caanan, the move to Egypt to escape famine, and the subsequent Exodus, in which Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt to the Sinai Peninsula.
Today I would like you to utilize the Ancient History Layer of your Social Studies World Map to pin some of the significant locations in early Hebrew history, explain their significance, and to track the migration of Hebrews between these places. Ur, Haran, Canaan, Egypt, and Mount Sinai, for example, are all places that should be identified on your map. What happened at these locations? You should include a title for the event, the date(s) the event took place, a brief summary of what happened, and include an appropriate photo or video. Next, try using the 'Draw a line' function on your Google Map to show the routes of Hebrew migration. Several maps and excerpts from your Social Studies textbook have been provided below to support you in your project.