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Giant Map Coming to Tuckahoe Elementary

by ARLnow.com November 19, 2010 at 10:44 am 3,932 5 Comments

National Geographic is bringing a gigantic map of North America to Tuckahoe Elementary, part of an effort to get students more engaged with geography studies.

The map, measuring 26 feet by 35 feet and weighing in at 102 lbs., is one of the world’s largest maps of the continent. It will be on display from Nov. 29 to Dec. 10.

Students will be able to walk on the map, play interactive games and explore various geographic features.

“This is a unique and interactive opportunity to introduce and reinforce the geographic features of our great country with hands-on and feet-on instruction,” Tuckahoe principal Cynthia Brown said in a statement.

Screen capture via YouTube

  • Burger

    Will the map display what Tuckahoe’s footprint would look like if the school expand to lower its current 120% capacity down to 100%?

    • Lou

      I would settle for having the map show Tuckahoe’s old Log City playground. Or, like, rebuild it for real.

  • YTK

    Now build a Labyrinth around the map.

    • RestonRunner86

      With booby-traps!

  • leacha

    Barcroft had a really awesome map of the US painted on to the blacktop out back. I feel like every school should have something like that.


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