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Africa Map

Photo: Kids on Africa Map

Photograph by Trent Campbell

Photo: Africa Map

Africa’s tremendous Sahara, deep forest, and endless savanna await your students on this visually stunning map, based on the September 2005 National Geographic Magazine map insert. The brightly colored map is 26’ x 35’, and clearly illustrates oceans, seas, rivers, mountains, countries and capitals. The map comes with a trunk of rich activities, games, props and educational resources.

Activities
Explore the continent with your students using these educationally powerful and fun activities:

Let’s Explore Africa
Simon Says…Explore!
How Big Is Africa?
African Animal Safari
Fun With African Physical Features
Cardinal Directions
A Legend-ary Exploration
African Population
Additional Activities

“This was a FANTASTIC experience for our elementary students. I’ve taught an African unit for sixteen years, and there is no better way to teach geography than this. The first graders put their feet in the Nile and jumped into the Sahara Desert. They will never forget it!”- Merrill Levine, First Grade Teacher, The Bright School, Chatanooga, TN

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    What to Expect

    Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for more on how to book a map, prepare for its arrival, take proper care it, and help your school community get the most out of its Giant Traveling Map experience.

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