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Allegheny Intermediate Unit Symposium

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Packs of 30 double-sided, laminated, markable desk maps give students a detailed look at their state. Includes a detailed political map on one side and either a physical or unlabeled map on the other. All maps include a variety of thematic insets showing population density, land use, annual precipitation and more. Desk maps come with a 16-page teacher’s guide with reproducible handout.


This full-featured state map is political with shaded relief; it shows county boundaries, major transportation routes, points of interest, physical features, and capital, major, and sizable cities with population ranges indicated by type size and/or symbol size.


This full-color state map includes shaded-relief topography, county names and borders, major and capital cities, main rivers, and other large bodies of water. It includes insets providing a state flag, a locator map (within North America), a table of statistics, and text with high-interest historical, anecdotal, and geographical information. The single state map comes on a spring roller mountable on a one-inch map rail (already present in many classrooms) or on a backboard.

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Social Studies School Service utilizes district goals and data to personalize supports, and to develop and facilitate professional learning opportunities that build capacity around instructional practice, resource implementation, teacher transfer, and social studies leaderships.

Meet your state curriculum specialist
Lori Burger
Curriculum Specialist
Although education is my second career, it has always been a passion. I have a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Masters in Elementary Education. I have enjoyed the path my career has taken. I spent the first half of my career in real estate and I owned my own business. Then I stayed at home with my two daughters while earning my second degree, and now I am in educational sales. In my spare time (which isn’t a lot) I like to ride my bike, help people organize their homes, watch my oldest daughter play volleyball, and my youngest daughter create things!