Monday, February 15, 2010

Global Lessons

We recently invested in a new world map. Most of our atlases don't include many of today's countries: Most of Asia is encompasses by one massive union instead of separate nations.

Right now it's hanging on our bookshelf in easy eyesight of our boys. We're showing them where the countries are located that they hear of during the Olympics. They don't entirely get the geo-political boundaries (who does?). They know where a few places are located. But it's hard to comprehend from a map how far apart Minneapolis is from where we used to live outside of Vancouver. Then to try and explain the differences of states and countries and how far apart Australia is from Minnesota . . . they're at least seeing how vast our world is.

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