When my kids were younger, we spent a lot of time discussing geography. We mapped the places we read about. We mapped places we heard about on the news. We labeled maps according to our history units. I had a travel map that we all used to use all the time. We’d pick the places we wanted to visit when the kids grew up.
This year, Emma and I are digging deep into Geography again as she enters middle school. In addition to studying maps in relation to what we’re reading and studying elsewhere, I purchased a geography curriculum to use for the next few years.
I love these reusable world and US maps! They will both go perfectly with our studies this year. The world map will be a great review for Em as we learn about each new continent. And, the US map will help her learn where each state is on the map and its capital. They’ll be perfecting for those days we need to grab something portable for a carschooling activity! If you’re looking for a world map poster as a wall sticker, check out the Simple Shapes website.
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.
Theme options: Math, science, geography, spelling, counting
Bonus!! You can download ready-go-to lessons to accompany the Peel & Play sets. Check out the World Map Teaching Guide.