Giant Traveling Maps
Want to have some enormous fun? Have one of the National Geographic Society giant traveling maps visit your school. The VGA will be hosting 3 giant traveling maps in the 2013-2014 school year.
These huge floor maps of the continents are made to walk on. Each map is approximately 26' by 35', and comes with a trunk full of ideas and materials for many different lessons. The activities incorporate physical movement and games to teach geography and map reading skills for grades K-8.
2013-2014 School Year
Next year, the VGA will be hosting 3 giant traveling maps in the state. The schedule is:
South America: October 21 - November 1
Europe: March 24 - April 4
Asia: May 12-23
Note: if you are interested in Africa, the Pacific, or North America, please contact us with your choice of dates, and we will see if we can order it.
Each map costs $65/day, and the borrowing school must transport the map and trunk to the next Vermont school on the list. The maps are rolled into a 10' long transportation tube that can transported by a large van or a pick-up truck.
Let us know if you want to reserve a giant traveling map for next school year. Sign up early and get the dates of your choice! Contact Mary Cassarino via email: mpcassarino at hotmail.com.