This larger than life way to teach young people the power of maps and the limitless depth of geography using a half court-sized map of a continent or a classroom-sized state map on which they can explore, travel around, compete, collaborate and have lots of fun. The National Geographic Giant Map is an enormously entertaining and educationally powerful tool for introducing geography and map reading skills to students, grades K-12. This grant is requesting the purchase of both the North American continent and State of California maps.
A giant National Geographic map of North America, measuring 26 feet by 35 feet, gives student explorers a geographic experience like no other. The National Geographic Giant Traveling Map brings with it rich content and exciting activities to enliven the study of geography, making it a fun, interactive experience. The map is based on the National Geographic reference map series and on the North America map in the “National Geographic Atlas of the World, 8th Edition.”The new giant map, designed for grades K-8, includes interactive games, geography adventures, and lessons that teach students about the physical characteristics of North America as well as its rich history and varied cultures.
The success of these maps will be measured by the depth of geography knowledge obtained by the students and their application of social studies and science concepts in connection to their continent and state. We could use these maps to bring together families with geography nights/ or tie them into open house night where parents can play the games with their child on the maps.
This map can be rolled up for folded for easy storage. These maps will be used by all classes for interactive lessons to support concepts in science, social studies, and geography in grade K-5.
All Donner Trail students will use these maps and have access to them at any time for lesson support.