Inform the students that they will work in their assigned
groups to prepare an exhibit for the leaders
of their planet. The exhibit must display the
A wall map of the continent they studied.
A) Instructions for drawing a wall map.
Each group will be provided with a large sheet of butcher
paper or poster
2. Create a grid on the butcher paper using
longitude and latitude lines.
3. Label the lines using the political and
physical maps you created in the previous
4. Determine the scale of your map. What will be the ratio between a unit
of measurement on the map and the actual distance?
Example: 1 inch on the map may represent 1 mile on the ground.
5. Create a scale bar in the margin of your map to show distance.
6. To show direction from one point to another you will create a compass
rose on your map showing the four cardinal points—north, east, south, and west.
7. Using the longitude and latitude lines for orientation, draw the outline
of the continent.
8. Complete the map using the following criteria:
and latitude lines
physical features (deserts, waterways, mountains,
the most livable region of the continent (be sure
to include this in your legend)
A poster display that includes:
attributes of the continent
description of the most livable regions of the continent
harmful features of the continent
->include pictures or illustrations
->have an original title
After students have prepared their exhibit,
assign each group an area of the room for their exhibit. Students
will rotate around the room in order to read and analyze the
exhibits. At each exhibit they will:
out an evaluation of the exhibit
their impressions of the continent in a log
students have rotated through the entire museum exhibits,
have the class discuss the following:
Which continent did you recommend to your superiors on
for colonization and why?
2. In what ways were the maps useful in gaining an
understanding of the living conditions on the continents?
3. Did the poster displays and maps present the continent
in an objective manner?