Workshops to be certified to use the Giant Map



Using the Giant Arizona Map (Putting Kids on the Map)

What to expect:

  • Experience on-the-map activities that you can do with your school or classroom.

  • Learn how you can check out the map at low or no cost to you or your school.

  • Enjoy a fast-paced training session where you become “certified” to check out the map.

  • Learn what resources are available from the Alliance that will make your teaching of geography much easier.

The Arizona Geographic Alliance has wonderful maps and over 330 K-12 lesson plans on its website. We now own 2 floor maps of Arizona, designed for indoor use. Approximately 17 feet by 20 feet, the map comes with activities and accessories such as plastic chains, traffic cones, and other manipulatives that can be used on the map.

The training is free and limited to 45 teachers and /or administrators. Everyone on the map must wear socks to protect the surface of the map. 

This training to use the map allows you to check out the map for your class or school or community group at no or low cost.

NOTE: Please bring a pair of socks. Socks are required to walk on the map. NO bare feet, NO shoes.


Workshop schedule:

ASU Tempe Campus

When:  Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 10:00 AM to noon.

Where: Arizona State University - Tempe campus, Memorial Union, MU 085 Union Stage

Register at:

Deadline to register: 11:00 pm, Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Deadline to request refund of deposit if you do not attend: 5:00 pm, Monday, November 27, 2017.

Substitutions welcome.


Yuma Area

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 9:00 to 11:00 am. 

Where: Woodard JHS, 2250 South 8th Ave, Yuma 

Register at:

Deadline to register: 11:00 pm, Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Deadline to request refund of deposit if you do not attend: 5:00 pm, Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Substitutions welcome.



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