This is a tour of the National Mall in Washington D.C. The Mall is composed of museums, monuments, memorials, and government buildings. With this map, I want students to be able to explore all of the different aspects of the Mall. If students are not able to physically go there, then they can still see what is around. Or if we are able to plan a trip to the Mall, then we as a class can plan where we want to go and how we will get around.
I believe that this would be a great resource for students when they are learning about American History. Broken up by layers on the map, students can be broken up into groups and they can research different aspects of the mall: the government buildings, monuments and memorials, and museums. Through this research students can deep dive into why these aspects or specific parts are included and why they are important to American History. Each students will become their own expert in the specific part that they research, and can share their findings with the rest of the class.