Imagine your students scaling the high peaks of the Andes, searching for the ancient city of Machu Picchu, then following the Amazon River from its alpine headwaters thousands of miles through the Brazilian rain forest all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Or, perhaps they will traverse the fertile Pampas on their way to historic Buenos Aires, where they bravely set sail southward around Cape Horn and out to the Pacific Ocean to visit the Galapagos Islands! This and more can happen all in an afternoon at your school on our new Giant Traveling Map of South America, our latest in a series of maps that make geography come alive for your students in ways they will never forget!
This new map of South America invites your students to explore the amazing physical features of this continent. The map measures approximately 26’ x 35’ and, like all Giant Traveling Maps, comes with a trunk of fun and content-rich activities, props, and other educational resources.
Animals & Habitats
The Hollow Continent
Cultural Geography Relay
Symbols Are the Key
Countries and Capitals Concentration
Go With the Flow
The Grid Game
The Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle
Physical Features Scavenger Hunt
“First the “wow” factor, then comes the magic of learning about places by moving around on the giant map. Distant places are no longer foreign when you have been there.” – Reese Todd, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
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The deep rainforests, endless savanna, and tremendous Sahara become a geographical field trip for your students, who will explore spectacular animals and their habitats, human settlement patterns, and iconic images on this visually stunning map of the continent.
Home to over sixty percent of the world’s population, Asia encompasses a diverse landscape, extremes in climate, and multiple human cultures reaching back to the planet’s earliest civilizations. From Siberia to Saudi Arabia and from the Caucasus to Cambodia, the many marvels of Asia await your students’ inquiring minds and eager feet!
Europe may be the world’s second smallest continent, but this map is just as large as our other Giant Traveling Maps. Your students will explore the continent’s temperate climate, rich natural resources and physical features while analyzing population, human health and economic data from the Middle Ages to the present.
Bringing geography home in a big way for your students, the North America map invites them to traverse the continent from Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to the Panama Canal and from Iceland to Baja. Along the way they will find their familiar home state or province as well as make new and exciting historical and cultural discoveries!
Your students will experience the vast Pacific Ocean’s many marvels: volcanoes giving birth to new islands, deep-sea vents supporting unique life forms, phytoplankton blooms providing over half of the planet’s fresh air, and the Great Barrier Reef – the largest living structure in the world.
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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