A couple of weeks ago I shared some Helpful Tips to Make Geography Lessons Memorable. Having just spent most of the summer traveling, it dawned on me that another tip is to talk about geography WHILE you’re traveling to take advantage of your kids’ natural curiosity about the places you are visiting. You can also make use of all that time in the car on road trips with these ready-to-go geography lessons and resources.
World Maps are so exciting to explore. The best way to engage a student learning about the world, is to ask them to label it. The Mini Peel & Play World Map Set on Educents provides students all the materials they need to explore and label a world map. Better yet, the map is small enough to stick onto the car window while you’re traveling. It’s also easy to move the map from room to room in your house – the map has a safe adhesive that allows students to stick the map to a surface over and over again.
The Map In Action
Check out the Mini Peel & Play World Map in action during this video.
Looking for ways to make the Mini Peel & Play World Map interactive? Use these activities: Label the oceans – use the labels to point out oceans around the globe. Ask your student to match the sticker with its continent. What does your student see in that continent? What is the climate there? Is that continent above or below the equator? After your student has placed all the sticker labels on the globe, s/he can refer to the map while responding to these writing prompts:
- Name all of the oceans in the world.
- Locate your home on the map. If you wanted to visit Australia, which direction would you need to travel?
- How would you travel to Europe – by foot, by boat, or by plane?
- Which direction does a ship need to sail to travel from South America to Africa?
About the Sets
Mona MELisa Mini Peel & Play Sets go beyond the World Map. Learn about all the themes and ways to use the sets in your lessons.
Bonus!! You can download ready-go-to lessons to accompany the Peel & Play sets. Check out the World Map Teaching Guide.