What are Range Maps in PebbleGo?
Each PebbleGo Animals article includes a range map to help students identify where that specific animal can be found on Earth. This helps students develop spatial thinking and visual literacy. Range maps also can be helpful in providing young students scaffolding to support literacy development.
How to find Range Maps in PebbleGo?
Navigate to an animal article of your choice by first selecting Animals from the home screen.
For this example, let's drill down to African Elephants. Start by selecting Mammals.
Next select Grassland Mammals.
Continue on by choosing African Elephants.
Now we are in the article for African Elephants. Under 'Media' you'll see a globe icon with 'Range' below which you can select.
This is the range map for African Elephants showing where exactly in African they can be found.
PebbleGo Pro Tip: Range maps can be a wonderful way to introduce your students to maps, continents, and animal habitats to connect curriculum standards in one lesson.