Mapping where the food comes from

Where does your Thanksgiving dinner come from? is an interactive storymap that I have shared before and still think is a nice resource. The map shows where eight popular Thanksgiving foods are grown and harvested in the United States. The history card contains a map for each ingredient. Each map shows the location of commercial manufacturers. Fun facts are also included in the storymap. Did you know, for example, that Illinois has at least twice as many acres of pumpkin as any state?

Applications for education
Students can create their own Thanksgiving storymaps using tools provided by ESRI or using StoryMap JS. In the following video, I demonstrate how to make a storymap with StoryMap JS.

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