More than Maps: Exploring Geography

Young children LOVE maps! How can this love encourage knowledge about the world around them? Participants will explore the connections that children make to the world through human geography and investigate how to make those connections around the globe.


  • Carrie Becker

    Early Childhood Specialist

    Carrie Becker

    Carrie Becker is an educational consultant who specializes in early childhood and special education. She has an undergraduate degree in elementary/special education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Carrie uses her 20+ years of experience working with children and families to design professional development workshops that inspire teachers to reflect upon and grow their teaching practices. She is passionate about creating environments that foster authentic learning experiences for both children and adults.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction More Than Maps
    • Introduction to Carrie
    • Intro to More Than Maps
    • Travel Memory
    • Objectives
  • 2
    • Geography Challenge
    • US Geography
    • How did you do?
    • Love of Maps
    • How Children Explore Geography
    • Sophie's Story
    • What do you think?
  • 3
    Human Geography
    • Physical and Human Geography
    • Learning Through Connection
    • Geo-Literacy
    • What is Geo-Literacy?
    • Quote
    • What does this mean to you?
    • A Sense of Place
    • Creating Memories
    • Classroom Examples
    • Social Studies Article
  • 4
    Human Geography Projects
    • Project Explanations
    • Design an Investigation
    • Family Survey
    • Transforming Early Childhood Education
  • 5
    Course Feedback
    • Quiz
    • Course Feedback