Giant floor maps
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Natural Resources Canada
Unfortunately this resource is no longer touring. If you would like to inquire having this map at your school, at your own expense for shipping, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage you to use the lesson plans below and explore them using our tiled maps.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology plays an essential role in today’s world. It is used by all levels of government and also in business, education, health and natural resources; GIS is undoubtedly a fundamental part of our lives. This giant floor map celebrates the significant role GIS and geospatial technologies play in our day-to-day lives.
The 10 curriculum-linked lesson plans were created to help introduce essential topics, such as map-reading skills, while also helping students learn about the geography of Canada and the role of the geospatial industry. These lessons will engage Canadian students with topical lessons on the Canadian Arctic, Global Positioning System (GPS), GIS careers and the importance of GIS in today’s world.
The shipping bag includes:
Map (9.5 m (31') x 8 m (26'))
background information on geospatial technologies
hard copies of all learning activities
All required materials for each learning activity
This map will begin travelling to schools this September. Request below to secure a spot for the upcoming school year.
NRCan activities and activity cards (click to download):
- How to pack a Giant Floor Map
- Making a map
- Scaling up!
- Canada quiz
- Canada: population
- Canadian ecozones and natural resources
- Threats to the Canadian Arctic
- What lives in Canada’s North?
- Geographic Information Systems
- GIS in the real world