I demonstrated this project this morning on Good Things Utah. This map is a beautiful home decor item, a fun way to help children know where they are going on a road trip this summer and a great help for your 5th grade child who will be studying the United States. Or, if your family is scattered across the U.S., add push pins and string to help your children know where they all are. This project is perfect no matter what country you call home. I simply searched the internet for an outline map of the United States. I’m sure you could find a map of your home.
Fun story: My son came up to me as I was finishing and told me this was a “cool” project. He then asked me what I was going to do with it when today’s segment was over. I asked him if he wanted it and, YES, he does! It looks like this has found a home. Although, I may need the map somewhere that I can see it since Geography was definitely NOT my best subject in school.
If you’d like to make your own, all you have to do is click here to download the instructions: Download 2010_07_15_MME_Map of America.
When the video of today’s segment is available, we’ll add the the video to the left column on this blog (the video is up!). You can also click here to read the segment on the Good Things Utah website.