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MapMaker Kits offer K-12 students the opportunity to work with key mapping concepts at a variety of scales and to see the world in new ways. Unique large-scale maps allow students to immerse themselves in the exploration of dynamic environmental and cultural aspects of the world. MapMaker Kit activities engage students in the manipulation and analysis of a variety of geographic information sets, helping them build skills in critical thinking, the representation of data, and mental mapping. Each kit enables the user to download, print, and assemble maps of the world, individual continents, and the United States in a variety of sizes. Mega maps occupy a large wall, or can be used on the floor; projector maps give you some flexibility about sizing; the tabletop map is good for small group work, and the one-page outline maps are perfect for individual work.

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Marine Ecology Video Scavenger Hunt
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Marine Ecology Video Scavenger Hunt

Students geolocate marine ecosystems. They watch videos, make observations about species, populations, and communities of organisms, and discuss how they interact with and depend upon one another for survival.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: ecological principles, human impacts, interdependence, marine ecosystems, niche, ocean
MapMaker Kits 101
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MapMaker Kits 101

So easy to use, they pratically make themselves!

  • Best for: Grades K+ (ages 5+)
  • Concepts: education, mapmaker kits, maps, professional development
United States MapMaker Kit
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United States MapMaker Kit

Download, print, and assemble maps of the United States in a variety of sizes. The mega map occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor. The map is made up of 91; download rows 1-7 for the full map of the US. The tabletop size is made up of 16 pieces and is good for small group work.

  • Concepts: alaska, hawai'i, mapmaker kits, maps, united states
World Physical MapMaker Kit
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World Physical MapMaker Kit

Download, print, and assemble maps of the physical world in a variety of sizes. The mega map occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor. The map is made up of 136 pieces; download rows 1-8 for the full map of the Americas. The tabletop size is made up of 8 pieces and is good for small group ...

  • Concepts: continents, mapmaker kits, mapping, maps, ocean, physical geography, water planet
World Political MapMaker Kit
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World Political MapMaker Kit

Download, print, and assemble maps of the political world in a variety of sizes. The mega map occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor. The map is made up of 136 pieces; download rows 1-8 for the full map of the World. The tabletop size is made up of 8 pieces and is good for small group wo...

  • Concepts: boundaries, continents, mapmaker kits, mapping, maps, political geography
Asia MapMaker Kit
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Asia MapMaker Kit

Download, print, and assemble maps of Asia in a variety of sizes. The mega map of Asia occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor. The map is made up of 72 pieces; download rows 1-8 for the full map of Asia. The tabletop size is good for small group work. It is made up of 9 pieces.

  • Concepts: asia, continents, mapmaker kits, maps
Africa MapMaker Kit
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Africa MapMaker Kit

Download, print, and assemble maps of Africa in a variety of sizes. The mega map occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor. It is made up of 72 pieces; download rows 1-8 for the full map. The tabletop size is made up of 9 pieces and is good for small group work.

  • Concepts: africa, continents, mapmaker kits, maps
Australia & Oceania MapMaker Kit
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Australia & Oceania MapMaker Kit

Download, print, and assemble maps of Australia & Oceania in a variety of sizes. The mega maps occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor. The map is made up of 128 pieces; download rows 1-8 for the full map. The tabletop size is made up of 8 pieces and is good for small group work....

  • Concepts: australia, islands, mapmaker kits, maps, ocean, oceania, pacific ocean
Polar Regions MapMaker Kit
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Polar Regions MapMaker Kit

Download, print, and assemble maps of the polar regions. The tabletop size is made up of 9 pieces and is good for small group work.  

  • Concepts: antarctica, arctic, continents, mapmaker kits, maps, poles, sea ice
Food Crops in the Americas
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Food Crops in the Americas

Students use a map that shows land use, land cover, and major crops to create a large, thematic map of the Americas and analyze the patterns they see.

  • Best for: Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Concepts: crops, geography action!, geography awareness week, land cover, land use, mapping the americas, north america, south america
Energy Use in the Americas
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Energy Use in the Americas

Students investigate issues of energy use in the Americas that are related to energy consumption, carbon emissions, and population size. They map and graph the information and then analyze it.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: carbon emissions, energy, geography action!, geography awareness week, mapping the americas, north america, population, south america
Explorers of the Americas
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Explorers of the Americas

Students discuss factors that motivate exploration and some consequences of early exploration of the Americas. Then they each research one early explorer of the Americas and present their findings.

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: americas, exploration, explorers, geography action!, geography awareness week, mapping the americas, north america, south america
Guess the Place
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Guess the Place

Students play a guessing game, using questions and maps, to identify the name of a city, state, country, or major physical feature in a continent of your choosing, or the United States.

  • Best for: Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18)
  • Concepts: continents, geography action!, geography awareness week, mapping the americas, north america, physical features, place, south america
Major Languages of the Americas
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Major Languages of the Americas

Students identify major languages spoken in the Americas, map them, and discuss the relationship between the distribution of languages and the colonial history of the countries.

  • Best for: Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Concepts: colonial history, geography action!, geography awareness week, language, mapping the americas, north america, south america
Endangered Animals of the Americas
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Endangered Animals of the Americas

Students select an endangered or threatened animal to research, locate it on a map, and create a persuasive essay or poster to convince others to help the animals.

  • Best for: Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Concepts: animals, endangered species, geography action!, geography awareness week, mapping the americas, north america, south america, threatened species
Locate Yourself on a Map of the Americas
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Locate Yourself on a Map of the Americas

Students locate themselves on a map. They explore spatial relationships among geographic features that are nested inside one another, such as countries within continents, states within countries, and cities within states.

  • Best for: Grades K-2 (ages 5-8)
  • Concepts: cities, continents, countries, districts, geography action!, geography awareness week, mapping the americas, north america, provinces, south america, states, territory, towns
Describing Europe the Continent
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Describing Europe the Continent

Students apply the language of location to places on a map of Europe.

  • Best for: Grades K-2 (ages 5-8)
  • Concepts: cardinal directions, cities, continents, countries, europe, geography action!, geography awareness week, location, mapping europe, maps
The Arctic Region
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The Arctic Region

Students analyze a map of the North Polar region, test their knowledge of the Arctic, and brainstorm examples of the interconnectedness of life in this region with life around the world.

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: arctic, arctic region, beaufort sea, climate change, ecosystems, ocean
Population Density in the United States
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Population Density in the United States

Students compare several maps to explore relationships between high and low population density, transportation corridors, climate, and land cover in the United States.

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: geography action!, geography awareness week, mapping the americas, maps, north america, population density, south america, thematic maps
Rivers of the Americas
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Rivers of the Americas

Students explore the relationships between rivers and early settlements in the United States. They select a major river of the Americas, research it, and write a story from the river’s point of view.

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: cities, geography action!, geography awareness week, mapping the americas, maps, north america, rivers, settlement, south america, transportation
Europe MapMaker Kit
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Europe MapMaker Kit

MapMaker Kit. Download, print, and assemble maps of Europe in a variety of sizes. The mega map occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor. It is made up of 112 pieces; download rows 1-8 for the full map. The tabletop size is made up of 12 pieces and is good for small group work.

  • Concepts: continents, europe, european union, mapmaker kits, maps, prime meridian
Americas MapMaker Kit
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Americas MapMaker Kit

MapMaker Kit. Download, print, and assemble maps of North and South America in a variety of sizes.

  • Concepts: continents, mapmaker kits, maps, north america, south america