Some teachers are so creative about teaching geography that they get their students to remember important places by making a map with a giant cookie.
Yes. A cookie. That’s what Baker Center School students did when they created a map of the Western Hemisphere by baking it as a cookie that stretched across several desks.
Social Studies teachers Jenny Wright, Heather Sharp, Nicole McGee, Shauna Carpenter and Kortney Kape decided that baking reinforces what they taught their students about geography.
Fifth graders were learning about US geography, and sixth graders were learning about the entire Western Hemisphere. So the teachers had the students create a map of the areas.
Students were assigned a state or a country to create the map. They formed the cookie dough, baked it, and finished with decorating that showed important cities and features.
Of course, the maps didn’t last long after the display was finished!