At the age of 4 to 5 in grade k-3, kids are in the process of developing spatial and geographic skills. They need to develop an understanding of the maps to better visualize the world they live in. But any classroom poster maps that we as adults can easily interpret are not always ideal for children.
National Geographic has developed a special graded-series of maps that are the first to address the unique needs of kids as they advance their understanding of the world. These are unlike other classroom poster maps! The maps use Winkel-Triple projection to provide the best combination of size, shape, and distance offering the best visual representation of the Earth’s surface. These maps also solve the effect seen on other maps where Greenland appears larger than South America.