A Giant Map is a great centerpiece for a special event in your school, and can be an exciting way to engage parents and community members. The continental maps are too big to fit in a classroom, but some state maps may fit in large classrooms (see size specifications above). Usually the maps are set up in a gymnasium, cafeteria, or media center. Typically this will require you to negotiate use of the space with the physical education teacher and principal. With this in mind, we encourage physical education teachers to join in this educational exercise, and we suggest a number of activities that would be appropriate. If necessary, the maps may be quickly folded and rolled out of harm’s way.
The maps are designed to be used indoors. Using a map outside might result in faster wear and tear of the vinyl material and will reduce the lifespan of the map. Similarly, wearing shoes on the map will reduce the life of the map.