TES Teach is a great resource to begin flipping your classroom and provide student exploration. My first attempt at this was to create a page of information geared toward understanding different maps and their uses.
It’s not easy wading through the content available, but it is handy that they allow you to search several different resources at once including sites like youtube. I was semi-successful in creating a starting point for students; however, after looking at the tips page I see that there are perhaps better ways to go about it. In particular, I think doing a map info project either as a ‘crowdsourced’ lesson, and ‘image bank’, or a ‘treasure hunt’ could be more engaging.
That said, my hope in creating this page is that students could use it to review and learn more about maps types for a Social Studies lesson I’ve been working on. The main idea would be to take information about the fresh water available on Earth from their Science lesson, readings about Native Americans and Early Settlers, and compare them to maps to see what were key motivators in where people choose to live.