In my lesson on Indigenous land acknowledgements, I curate two interactive map tools and use them as the basis for the assignment. Students have the opportunity to visit each map’s website and engage with the interactive map, exploring to find the information they need, before they complete the assignment by writing (on their own blog/website, in a document, or in a response box on Canvas) their own Indigenous land acknowledgement.
My only concern in using these tools is with accessibility. Because of the complex nature of the maps, they are likely totally inaccessible to people with impaired vision. My next step with this assignment will be to find and accessible alternative web tool.