How do you implement your knowledge of geography while at the same time incorporating the study of civilizations, ecology, and climate? We are pleased to introduce the ETC® Map Game.
The set comes complete with 72 square 2" x 2" cards that are designed to fit in a variety of ways giving you a large number of iterations. Students are no longer limited to the number of land forms or island formations. Included are 13 figures which may be used to create stories or understand climate and biome formation. The material also comes with all the necessary pieces to create a legend, and grid system. Finally, a box with a lid is provided so that you can easily and efficiently containerize the material and place it on the shelf.
Printing of these cards has made use of a brand new, technologically advanced series of paper. Realizing that Montessori teachers like to have their materials laminated, we have chosen to use a new innovative material that will hold up to everyday use. With an impressive thickness and a tangible, velvety texture on the surface, these cards are printed on a specialty paper that no other Montessori publisher has ever used. This triple layer of material looks and feels incredible. It's sleek! It's bold and it's guaranteed to make an impression on your students.
We have used a 700 gsm "Smart White" paper with a black middle layer that is thicker than the two white layers giving it the equivalent feel of a 20 mil lamination thickness. This paper is designed to provide depth and a unique appearance.
Included with your purchase.
Take a look at our Geography Flow Chart for Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary to see how this work fits in with the traditional Montessori geography curriculum
The cards and objects found here do not include instructions, as these are only the cards for creating the maps. Task cards for implementing the map game may be found and purchased separately for levels 6-9, or level 9-12 by following the links. Alternatively, teachers may opt to create their own set of task cards