Abstract 11- Volume 3, Number 3, Winter 2008

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 3, Number 3, Winter 2008




“Zoom, Pan, and Think”: The Interactivity of Digital Maps

Todd W. Kenreich
Towson University


With the proliferation of digital maps, teachers and students have an array of new tools for developing civic and global perspectives in the social studies classroom. This article builds the case for the importance of geographic reasoning in civic and global education, explores the interactivity of digital maps, and provides an annotated bibliography of select maps. The article concludes with a promising outlook for the future of digital maps in social studies.

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About the Author(s)…

Todd W. Kenreich is an Associate Professor in the Department of Secondary Education at Towson University in Baltimore. He teaches courses in social studies methods, global education, and education policy. His research interests include teacher professional development, global education, and the use of digital maps in social studies classrooms.

Primary contact mailing address: 025B Hawkins Hall, Department of Secondary Education, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21252; phone: (410) 704-5897; email: tkenreich@towson.edu