World Map Projects are a wonderful overview of
world geography and countries. Students gain
understanding of the differences between continents and countries, as well as basic land and water terms.
Students create beautiful physical World Maps surrounded
by flags of 22 U.N. countries. World Maps display the Robinson Projection. This modern map of
our world on a flat surface more accurately depicts
land and water shapes. Two sheets on the United
Nations have been added.
Globes, Maps, and Atlases thoroughly teaches the
history of cartography. Students gain understanding
of Earth’s representation on different types of maps
and globes. Concepts of latitude, longitude, world
time zones, map legends, scales, grids, and indexes are developed. Students work with reference,
mobility, thematic, and inventory maps. A Glossary
of Geographic Terms is included.
Regions Maps provide an overview of the world’s
regions, climates, and plant and animal life. Students
learn about key phenomena that combine to create
regions – climate, temperature, latitude, precipitation,
air pressure, and wind patterns. Eight world regions are
described along with their plant and animal life. Major
geographic terms and concepts are developed.
Arctic and Antarctic Projects explore the world’s
coldest regions. Students will understand why
these regions are so cold, and why in some
seasons they experience constant daylight or total
darkness. Students will learn about early explorers
who ventured into these regions. They will gain
knowledge of Arctic’s Inuit People, as well as
present day life in these frigid parts of the world.