Welcome to the Arizona Giant Traveling Map Page
AzGA has several floor maps that we are lending at no charge to educators. Please note that you must be trained and certified before you can borrow and take responsibility for the map and the auxiliary materials.
Want to see where the maps have been? Go to this Storymap http://arcg.is/2mBhXpg to see where we've trained teachers, and teachers have taken the map for their students to experience.
Please return to the Home page and look under Upcoming events (lower right hand corner of the screen) for information about workshops at which you can be certified to borrow one of the Giant Traveling Maps.
The map titles and suggested grade levels are:
Arizona Giant Traveling Map (17 feet by 21 feet) (grades 3-6) 2 copies (courtesy of National Geographic Education Foundation)
- Arizona Landscapes (not yet available) (grades K-6)
- Arizona Landmarks (not yet available) (grades K-6)
While grade levels are suggested, these maps are useful for all grade levels.
Borrowing the Map
Please review the frequently asked questions , the booking availability calendar, and fill out a borrower request form to confirm a scheduled rental.
Indicate your name, the school/group borrowing the map, contact and shipping information, and preferred dates on the form. Please allow at least two weeks from the date you fill out your request to the date of your reservation so the Alliance can plan transportation of the map accordingly. When you receive the trunk and map, you will need to inventory the trunk.
AzGA does not have the resources to pay for shipping the map trunk. Please make arrangements to pick up and return the map to ASU in Tempe if you wish to use the map for no cost. If arrangements cannot be worked out, the cost of shipping the map to and from AzGA to your site will be your responsibility.
Rules of Use
Socks are to be used at all times on the map. No shoes, no bare feet. This is to preserve and protect the map.
When borrowing the map, you agree to complete two online surveys: one for AzGA and one for NatGeo. Both organizations need your data in order to secure future funding to support teachers with maps and materials.
It is important that you return the map when agreed so that the next teacher can receive the map on schedule. Pick up/drop off times for the map and its accessories are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at ASU Coor Building, 5th Floor, Room 5677, 976 Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
How Do I Get Certified to Borrow the Map?
AzGA will offer 2-hour workshops during the year to train those who wish to borrow the map. Please refer to Upcoming Events at http://geoalliance.asu.edu
What Kinds of Activities Can Be Done with the Giant Map?
Various activities have been created by National Geographic and Arizona educators. To see these giant map activities, go to Giant Map Activities
Other Important Information
Arizona Landscapes Inventory Sheet (not yet available)
Arizona Landmarks Inventory Sheet (not yet available)