CartoCraze! Expanded Map Workshops

CartoCraze! Expanded Map Workshops is a premium membership product which gives you access to more than 40 members-only workshop units focusing on different aspects of our amazing planet Earth. Geared for grades 3-8, these digital workshops seamlessly integrate with our hands-on paper maps and are conveniently organized into the following four geographic areas —

riversdeserts
mountainsislands
map challenges

Use CartoCraze! premium content with any of our large activity maps, for in-depth, fun and engaging lessons your students will love.

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What’s Included in Each CartoCraze! Expanded Map Workshop

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Some of the captivating content included in CartoCraze! Expanded Map Workshops

  • Loads of geography content and our own hand-drawn map of the area being studied.
  • Comparative maps of different kinds — some aerial, some historic, some scientific — that help place the unit in the context of the larger world. Let your students learn about geography through the lens of a wide variety of mapping presentations!
  • Mathematical, scientific or historical questions dealing with a particular aspect of the map.
  • Engaging hand-drawn illustrations of an animal or endangered species uniquely tied to the geographic area, along with interesting animal facts.
  • Printables of smaller maps and wildlife illustrations.
  • Vocabulary and spelling words for each unit.
  • A compelling writing activity related to each unit—sometimes calling for a descriptive essay, a poem, and even fictional stories! Writing exercises connect to engaging cultural issues, scientific matters, historical themes, and art.
  • Recommended reading lists that tie in with the area being studied.


CartoCraze! Complete Listing

If you love our maps, you will want the added advantage of going deeper and in detail into unique geographic areas. By exploring our maps in-depth, using the various units for islands, deserts, mountain and rivers, your students will use their map skills as well as get a chance to read and research, explore scientific concepts, and exercise their math skills.  They will also gain a better sense of the world at large, while using their cross-curricular skills. Below is a complete listing of teaching units for each geographic area covered.

Rivers of the World

Explore rivers of the world in great detail. Contains 9 expanded map workshops with over 140 activities.

Amazon River

Amazon River

Members Only Content | 4.53 MB
Mississippi River

Mississippi River

Free Access | 7.60 MB
Nile River

Nile River

Members Only Content | 3.85 MB
Rio Grande

Rio Grande

Members Only Content | 5.84 MB
Tigris & Euphrates Rivers

Tigris & Euphrates Rivers

Members Only Content | 3.34 MB
Volga River

Volga River

Members Only Content | 3.18 MB
Yangtze River

Yangtze River

Members Only Content | 4.20 MB
Yellow River

Yellow River

Members Only Content | 3.55 MB
Yukon River

Yukon River

Members Only Content | 3.47 MB

    Mountain Ranges of Earth

    Explore Earth’s mountain regions in great detail. Contains 10 expanded map workshops with over 130 activities.

    Alps

    Alps

    Members Only Content | 3.78 MB
    Andes Mountains

    Andes Mountains

    Members Only Content | 5.97 MB
    Appalachian Mountains

    Appalachian Mountains

    Members Only Content | 4.20 MB
    Atlas Mountains

    Atlas Mountains

    Members Only Content | 3.31 MB
    Denali

    Denali

    Members Only Content | 4.73 MB
    Great Dividing Range

    Great Dividing Range

    Members Only Content | 3.01 MB
    Himalayas

    Himalayas

    Members Only Content | 3.12 MB
    Mount Everest

    Mount Everest

    Members Only Content | 4.64 MB
    Rocky Mountains

    Rocky Mountains

    Members Only Content | 9.40 MB
    Ural Mountains

    Ural Mountains

    Members Only Content | 3.00 MB

      Deserts Across the Continents

      Explore deserts across the continents. Contains 8 expanded map workshops with 90 activities.

      Antarctic Desert

      Antarctic Desert

      Members Only Content | 3.39 MB
      Gobi Desert

      Gobi Desert

      Members Only Content | 3.45 MB
      Great Sandy Desert

      Great Sandy Desert

      Members Only Content | 2.22 MB
      Patagonian Desert

      Patagonian Desert

      Members Only Content | 3.02 MB
      Rub Al-Khali Desert

      Rub Al-Khali Desert

      Members Only Content | 3.50 MB
      Sahara Desert

      Sahara Desert

      Free Access | 3.38 MB
      Sonoran Desert

      Sonoran Desert

      Members Only Content | 6.81 MB
      Taklamakan Desert

      Taklamakan Desert

      Members Only Content | 4.45 MB

        Islands in the Oceans

        Explore islands in the ocean. Contains 16 expanded map workshops with over 170 activities.

        Aleutian Islands

        Aleutian Islands

        Members Only Content | 3.56 MB
        Azores

        Azores

        Members Only Content | 3.74 MB
        Bermuda

        Bermuda

        Members Only Content | 3.10 MB
        Canary Islands

        Canary Islands

        Members Only Content | 4.20 MB
        Cuba

        Cuba

        Members Only Content | 3.22 MB
        Galapagos Islands

        Galapagos Islands

        Members Only Content | 3.69 MB
        Greenland

        Greenland

        Members Only Content | 3.76 MB
        Hawaii

        Hawaii

        Members Only Content | 3.32 MB
        Iceland

        Iceland

        Members Only Content | 4.40 MB
        Japan

        Japan

        Members Only Content | 5.16 MB
        Madagascar

        Madagascar

        Members Only Content | 4.36 MB
        Maldives

        Maldives

        Members Only Content | 3.57 MB
        New Zealand

        New Zealand

        Members Only Content | 3.84 MB
        Philippine Islands

        Philippine Islands

        Members Only Content | 3.23 MB
        Sri Lanka

        Sri Lanka

        Members Only Content | 3.93 MB
        Tasmania

        Tasmania

        Members Only Content | 3.68 MB

          Map Challenges

          Free map workshops for the 2015-16 school year. Map Challenges are added every two months and are designed for use with a specific activity map.

          Map Challenge: Australia

          Map Challenge: Australia

          View/Download | 5.79 MB
          Map Challenge: Basic Map Skills

          Map Challenge: Basic Map Skills

          View/Download | 3.78 MB
          Map Challenge: North America

          Map Challenge: North America

          View/Download | 5.55 MB
          Map Challenge: Professor Earthworm

          Map Challenge: Professor Earthworm

          View/Download | 2.14 MB
          Map Challenge: Treasure Map

          Map Challenge: Treasure Map

          View/Download | 1.72 MB


             

            CartoCraze! Expanded Map Workshop Membership

            As low as $199*

            Join Today!

            • Pay once, use forever. Pay a one-time member fee and your entire school staff will have unlimited access* to premium member content.
            • *Rewards-based pricing. When you purchase our activity maps along with your membership, you’ll save up to 60% off your membership. Just add at least 100 maps to your cart plus your membership and the discount will be calculated automatically.
            • Access over 40 map workshops. Fully-researched and loaded with over 500 interesting activities. Plus, all future content.
            • Map integration helper. Includes a complete listing of the CartoCraze! units and which desktop activity maps they integrate with.
            • Convenient PDF format. View online or download to your local computer. Includes printable activity worksheets.
            • Works hand-in-hand with our maps. Built as supplemental content for our over 80 desktop activity maps.
            • Use in group or individual settings. Project the workshop for classroom discussions or view individually on laptop or tablet.

            CartoCraze! Membership Terms of Use

            The CartoCraze! membership gives you forever access for your entire school (one physical address location) to our premium members-only content.

            YOU CAN:

            • Share membership access with all teachers/faculty at your school so that all teachers and classrooms can access the CartoCraze! premium member content.
            • Share and distribute printable member content with all teachers/faculty at your school.

            YOU CANNOT:

            • Reproduce or reuse in any form, exact or alternate forms, without the permission of the publisher, Map of the Month/Maps for the Classroom. All material is copyright protected.
            • Share, redistibute or post members-only content with anyone who is not included in your membership. This will result in the termination of the membership.

            CartoCraze! Membership Discount Levels

            Level 1 – No map purchase necessary, one-time membership price is $499

            Level 2 – When you purchase 100-299 maps, your one-time membership price will be $399

            Level 3 – When you purchase 300-499 maps, your one-time membership price will be $299

            Level 4 – When you purchase 500+ maps, your one-time membership price will be $199

            Discount is automatically calculated when you add maps AND membership to your cart.

             

            How to Use CartoCraze! in Your Classroom

            cartocraze for classroom or individual useA CartoCraze! membership is ideal for both classroom and individual learning. The learning units are in convenient PDF format and organized by geographic topic area. Each unit can be viewed using a whiteboard, smartboard or projector for classroom presentations or on individual computers or tablets for single student use.

            Each CartoCraze! unit seamlessly integrates with a number of our large format activity maps, providing loads of additional content that expands beyond geography and social studies, to encourage and address literacy, reading, writing, history, and art. The CartoCraze! visuals, printables and extra content will enhance the use of our activity maps — allowing your students to better connect with their world.

            For example, if you are using our USA, Places and Geographic Features map, you might want to expand your lesson by using the Mississippi River, Appalachian Mountains, Sonoran Desert or Rocky Mountains units available in the CartoCraze! membership. As a member, you can view a complete list of which activity maps integrate with each CartoCraze! unit.

            CartoCraze! geography content isn’t just for use with our large activity maps. We’re sure you will find a CartoCraze! membership to be a valuable go-to resource for you and your students throughout the year.