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  • 1.  National Geographic Giant Maps

    Posted 02-25-2022 07:11:00 PM

    The first time I hosted a National Geographic Giant Map it was voted more popular than the cupcakes at a local community center open house.  Students and parents loved exploring North America in their socks.  Since then, teachers have used state and continental maps in schools to share geographic content and skills, demonstrating that Giant Maps serve as an effective tool for teaching about space and place.  If you have been planning to acquire a Giant Map for your school, library, or museum, do so prior to March 15, 2022, when National Geographic will pause production. Here is a link to the National Geographic Education website for Giant Maps [].  Looking for ideas about how to use this resource? Review my January 2021 piece from The Geography Teacher, "A User's Guide to Giant Floor Maps: A Colorado Case Study",

    Rebecca Theobald, Geography and Environmental Studies
    Assistant Research Professor
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
    Colorado Springs CO