Everyone knows the world is a big place. But the kids at Bishop Marshall School, Cambridge Elementary, and Green Mountain Technology and Career Center were made even more aware of the size with the help of National Geographic Society’s “Giant Traveling Map.” The 26-foot x 35-foot map was brought into the schools where stocking-feet-only kids were allowed to walk on the North American continent, while playing a variety of games designed to improve their grasp of geography, said Lamoille’s News and Citizen. Dan Beaupre, director of Education Partnerships for National Geographic and a Vermont resident, was the co-creator of the maps. His goal was to show how small the world has become demonstrated by taking a quick trip on foot on the large map. Maybe Disney was right – it is a small, small world.
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IT’S A SMALL, SMALL WORLD AFTER ALLby
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