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World Geography Gets a Twist (Giveaway ended 9/8/2010)

South up projection world map

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Several months ago I mentioned a world map that features a thought-provoking and truly interesting projection.  South is at the top.

Every time I look at this particular projection I become more impressed with its ability to challenge my thinking and to arouse curiosity about my neighbors on planet Earth.

Now for something special:

I have been able to secure 12 of these full-size (24″ x 36″) maps from the terrific folks at ODT Maps and will give them away free to the first 12 teachers who send me an e-mail with their name and a mailing address that I can ship to. (Use the “Contact” button above or the comment form below to send the information.  I’ll hide your name from public view like the others below.)

All I ask in return is that some day you’ll send me a follow-up email to let me know if your class enjoyed the map and any other comments you may have about this thought-provoking resource.

That’s it.  I feel strongly that resources like this are under-used and that teachable moments are lost in their absence.  If you’re one of those teachers who constantly pushes for higher achievement, then be sure to step up and let me know that you want your classroom to be one of the beneficiaries of this one-time, free offer.

Update: The last map has finally been given away.  Thanks to everyone who responded.

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21 Responses to “World Geography Gets a Twist (Giveaway ended 9/8/2010)” »

  1. Joanne Says:

    Very cool map- don’t know if you have given them all away but here is my address:
    **** Burt Hill Rd Tolland, Ma 01034 After 16 years of teaching this will be my first year doing 3rd grade!

  2. Karen ******** Says:

    Please, please, please, I want this map! This will be my first year teaching 3rd grade. My address is **** Lonesome Dove Dr. Oak Point, TX 75068. Thanks!

  3. Laine Says:

    Don’t know if you have given them all away…
    ***** *****
    992 Vinewood Drive
    St. Joseph, MI 49085

  4. admin Says:

    There are nine maps to go.

  5. ***** Says:

    I’d love one of these! If you have any left… 3153 W. 14th St. Cleveland, Ohio 44109

  6. admin Says:

    Eight more maps to go…

  7. Joseph Says:

    Hello, I would love to have one of these for my classroom.

    My school’s address is 5983 W. 54th St. Parma, Ohio 44129.

    Thanks so much!

  8. admin Says:

    Seven maps left.

  9. kasey Says:

    I could not get the contact button to work properly, so I hope this method will work.
    I would love to have one of these maps. I love to put things out there that encourage kids to think outside of the box. This will put them in that situation for sure.

    My mailing address is:
    Lincoln Terrace Elementary School
    ATTN: ***** *****
    1802 Liberty Rd. NW
    Roanoke, VA 24012

    ***** *****

  10. admin Says:

    I’m sure your kids will be surprised at how eye-opening this map really is. They’ll have a great time discovering that even though countries don’t change locations, our perceptions about there locale do change.

    For those who are counting, there are six maps left.

  11. NJ Tech Says:

    I work with teachers who would love to use this map.
    * *****
    Toll Gate Grammar School
    275 S Main St
    Pennington NJ 07534

    Thank you

  12. admin Says:

    Thanks for thinking of your fellow staff members. I’m sure the map will find itself into the hands of one or more teachers with neat ideas about how they’ll use it.

    BTW, there are now five maps left.

  13. Rasmi Says:

    I would love this map for my class. This will be my first year teaching third grade. Thanks so much!

    ***** Bacon
    Waynewood Elementary School
    1205 Waynewood Blvd.
    Alexandria, VA 22308

  14. admin Says:

    I’m glad to see another first year teacher out on the hunt for classroom resources. You’re teaching experience will get easier and you’ll become more effective as you build a reservoir of lesson plans and other supplies. It will also save you a ton of time creating lessons in the future.

    For those who are counting, there are now 4 maps left.

  15. Cheledawn Says:

    Gretna Middle School
    201 Coffee St
    Gretna, Va 24557 🙂

  16. admin Says:

    That leaves 3 maps for some lucky classrooms.

  17. historylover Says:

    I would love one of these maps. I teach 8th grade World Connections.

    Gretna Middle School
    201 Coffee St.
    Gretna, VA 24557

  18. admin Says:

    Down to the last two maps…

  19. Nicole B. Says:

    Wow, I thought I was too late!

    ****** ******
    Conley Elementary
    2400 Orange Avenue East
    Tallahassee, Florida 32311

  20. admin Says:

    Getting near the end… one map left!

  21. admin Says:

    The last map has finally been claimed. Thanks to everyone who participated.

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