Giant Floor Map Program

  • Author: Canadian Geographic, Savoir polaire Canada et d'autres partenaires
  • Themes: Environment
  • Division: K-Grade 5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
  • Available in: English, French

We are currently creating our own Giant Floor Map specific to the Canada C3 expedition, complete with 15 learning activities created by a team of Indigenous educators from across the country, as well as by some Canadian Museum of Nature educators in partnership with the Canada C3 Education Team and Canadian Geographic Education. The Canada C3 Giant Floor Map Program will be ready to launch for the upcoming school year in September. Reserve the C3 Giant Floor Map and Toolkit for your classroom today.

For now, Canada C3, with permission, has compiled and repurposed the following teacher-ready resource from five existing Giant Floor Map programs previously created by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian Geographic Education and partner organizations, including: Canadian Museum Of Nature (Arctic Alive), Canadian Space Agency (Canada From Space), Canadian Wildlife Federation (Wild Migrations), Natural Resources Canada (Canada) and Parks Canada (Parks Canada: Places and Spaces for Everyone).

Included in this PDF download are 26 lessons that directly align with the Canada C3 expedition, key themes and overall learning experience. These lessons include: 10 lessons from Arctic Alive; 3 lessons from Canada From Space; 5 lessons from Wild Migrations, 4 lessons from Natural Resources Canada and 4 lessons from Parks Canada.

Download this package.

Be sure to also check out and download the accompanying Resource Cards for each lesson at the following links:

These selected lessons and their corresponding map can be used in one of three ways:

You can order a Giant Floor Map to be sent to your school for a three-week period at no cost. To order, click here.

You can project the digital image of the map in your classroom.

With some of these existing programs (i.e., Wild Migrations) you can download a tiled map, print and laminate each tile and have students assemble the map together as a giant learning puzzle.

Links to all of Canadian Geographic’s maps, lessons and resources can be found here.

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