Over the past couple of weeks, you might have stopped by the gym and noticed something different. That is because at Pinewood we had a National Geographic Traveling Map on our gym floor for two weeks. Thanks to the generosity of of a grant from Meemic, we were able to rent a map for two weeks for the students to explore.
Having a huge map like this was a great way to explore geography in ways that simply isn’t possible using a regular map or even an interactive map on a computer. A map you can walk on? The students had a great time playing scavenger hunts to locate different landforms, tracing the paths of explorers, playing Simon Says to locate different states, and lots of other activities.
Take a look at some of the fun and learning below.