Monday, April 19, 2010

Giant map of Asia tours Alaska schools

The National Geographic Society giant map of Asia will transform school gyms around Alaska into geographic learning labs for the next few weeks. The 31 by 41-foot cartographically accurate map allows children to learn geography in a unique, “feet-on” style. The children remove their shoes and follow UA Geography Program Education and Outreach Coordinator Katie Kennedy through fun explorations of the countries, capitals, and cultures of Asia.

The schedule is:

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District:
Monday, April 19 - Ben Eielson Jr./Sr. High School
Tuesday, April 20 - North Pole Middle School
Wednesday, April 21 - North Pole Middle School
Thursday, April 22 - Randy Smith Middle School
Friday, April 23 - Ryan Middle School

Denali School District:
Tuesday, April 27 - Tri-Valley School, Healy

Mat-Su Borough School District:
Thursday, April 29 - Teeland Middle School, Wasilla
Friday, April 30- Teeland Middle School, Wasilla

Anchorage School District
Tuesday, May 4 - Goldenview Middle School, Anchorage
Wednesday, May 5 - Wendler Middle School, Anchorage
Thursday, May 6 - Wendler Middle School, Anchorage

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District:
Monday, May 10 - Homer Middle School, Homer
Tuesday, May 11 - Homer Middle School, Homer

Kodiak Island Borough Schools:
Thursday, May 13 - East Elementary School, Kodiak
Friday, May 14 Kodiak Middle School, Kodiak

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