Giant Map Comes to Rhode Island!

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.

Here is some great news!  The Giant (26’x35′) Traveling Map of South America that is owned by the National Geographic Society is coming to Rhode Island.  The Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance has the map scheduled from April 2-18 and the map can make a visit to your school.  If individual teachers can coordinate at the school level to make an event of it, the Alliance Coordinator or a Teaching Consultant can give a presentation in your school that will be remembered for a long time.  This is a great cross-curricular opportunity with limited dates and times.  If you are interested and need more details, please email Seth Dixon (the Alliance Coordinator) for more information or to schedule the map for an event: rigea (at) ric (dot) edu. 

This map comes complete will a set of age-appropriate activites that are linked below.

Activities designed specifically for the South America Giant Map
Activities Overview
Walkabout…South America
Simon Says…Explore!
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
Additional Activities

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