Education column: Giant maps to visit elementary schools

Clovis News Journal - If you happen to be in the vicinity of Zia Elementary or La Casita Elementary schools next week, there is a distinct possibility that you may see students hopping across the Amazon, hiking across the Andes, or stretched out in the rain forests of Brazil as part of an interactive trek through the continent of South America.

If you happen to be in the vicinity of Zia Elementary or La Casita Elementary schools next week, there is a distinct possibility that you may see students hopping across the Amazon, hiking across the Andes, or stretched out in the rain forests of Brazil as part of an interactive trek through the continent of South America.

National Geographic, partnering with Texas Tech University, will be bringing a giant traveling map of South America to the Clovis school to offer interactive tours for students, teachers, and community members to support and improve geography literacy.

Covering content standards such as distance, direction, symbols, scale and physical regions, the project is headed up by Dr. Reese Todd, associate professor at Texas Tech, along with a cadre of graduate docents, to facilitate interactive tours around the continent.

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