July 19, 2013, 6:39 p.m.
Community Support
We've just set up help.mapstory.org to enable community-based technical assistance. If you've got any problem on MapStory please report it there. And if you're an experienced MapStoryTeller we'd love your help assisting others on the help site.

Resources for Educators

We at MapStory share your pain. Too little emphasis is placed on history and geography anymore. Our society’s historical memory and knowledge of the world is anemic, at best. And, we wonder why we are in trouble! If we are here to do anything, we are here to empower you – the teachers. It is time for a new generation of kids to grow up with an understanding of the world around them that is not just based on some turgid text that does little to light up their imaginations. We want kids (of all ages) to not only have access to a rich body of spatial and temporal knowledge that can tell them about the world around them, but access to many disparate narratives (yes, MapStories) that can communicate why various dimensions of our past and present are important. Moreover, we want you and your students to be empowered to create your own MapStories and publish them to the world. Think of it as a new way to do a book report?! They may be about world history, important recent events, or they may be about the past century in your own hometown. Your local MapStory is often just as important as world historic events from some distant land. And, it is guaranteed to make history and geography (and a dozen other academic disciplines) more meaningful to your students and their parents. MapStory wants to empower you to succeed in inspiring the next generations of our global society. Work with us! Let us know what MapStory can do for you.

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