I was thinking the other day about how many things we don’t use anymore in our techno saturated world! For instance, when was the last time you actually used a map to get somewhere? Most of us rely on GPS these days. Map reading seems to be going the way of cursive handwriting. It doesn’t seem to be something we bother to teach our kids anymore.
Personally I still love a good map! I feel they are still important to help kids learn geography. It’s fun to pull out the US Atlas and figure out how long it will take to get from where you live to Grandma’s in the next 3 states over. In fact, that sounds like a great homeschool lesson!