Episode 16: Mapping Mastermind – Verplanck Colvin

Connecting To Curriculum

Read-aloud. Students can follow along while listening. Download a copy of the transcripts here.

Vocabulary. Explore new words. Students will be listening to high level vocabulary in context. Have them identify the definition. Click here for the vocabulary page.

Engineering. Have students work in teams to create a map of the classroom or library.


Higher grade level students may want to explore some topics in more depth.

  1. Learn and practice using a compass. Click here for some compass games.
  2. There are more to maps than just road maps. Click here for an introduction to topographical maps: