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Asia Map

Photo: Asia Map

Photograph by Linda Yollis

Photo: Asia Map

The Giant Traveling Map of Asia offers students wide and varied explorations across the continent, an expanse encompassing almost thirty percent of the Earth’s total land mass. They may brave Arctic tundra, walk the Gobi Desert, and visit the highest and lowest places on Earth. Or they may explore the amazing diversity of human cultures found in Asia’s 47 countries. Whether it’s the birthplace of civilization, nomadic peoples, rainforest tribes, or the world’s fastest growing economies, there is much to explore and learn about on this giant map. The map is 26’ x 33’ and 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:

Journey Into Asia
Simon Says…Explore!
Cardinal Capture
A Giant Population
Latitude and Longitude
To What Degree?
Additional Activites

“Geography comes to life when you have a tool like this that matches the scale of students’ imaginations!”
- Herb Thompson, Nevada Geography Teacher

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