National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps are enormously entertaining and educationally powerful tools for introducing geography and map reading skills to students, grades K-8.
What better way to teach young people the power of maps and the limitless depth of geography than a basketball court-sized map of a continent on which they can explore, travel from country to country, hop around, compete, collaborate and have lots of fun?
National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Maps, produced by National Geographic Live, tour the country’s schools, bringing hands- and feet-on geography education to hundreds of thousands students each year. Designed to promote geographic literacy by igniting interest in geography, the maps and accompanying activities incorporate physical movement and games to teach students place names, physical geography, and cultural geography as well as map reading skills.
The Georgia Geographic Alliance will have the Giant Map of South America from 10/9/12 – 11/1/12 and the Giant Map of Africa from 1/23/13 – 2/14/13. Maps are accompanied by a complete teacher guide, activities, game props, and educational resources.
Giant Map of South America
We will be loaning the map out to local schools from October 10th – 24th. The GGA is making the map available free of charge, but schools are responsible for transporting the map and for ensuring all props are returned. The map will be available at Kennesaw State University for schools to visit on Oct 25-26 and Oct. 28-Nov.1.
To request a map for your school, click here.
To request a reservation for the map at KSU, click here.