The Scratch Map for learning
One of the most exciting inventions to come about in recent years include the scratch map collection, scratch maps for the world, USA, UK, travel edition and now Europe.
Invented originally to help document travel and for individuals interested in geography, the scratch map is now being viewed as a unique tool to help educate consumers and students about geography and travel around the world.
How To Use Scratch Map Collections For Learning
Whether a homeschooler or an adult wanting to learn more about geography and travel, the scratch map is an ideal tool for learning; it contains invaluable information that a globe normally would, but in a unique format for learning.
The scratch map is much like a globe, but it contains a unique format. All of the information that a map would normally contain is contained in the scratch map. The key to the map however, is hidden behind a layer of gold foil. Like a ticket to the lottery, users have to scratch off the golden foil to reveal the treasure underneath.
So, to discover where a country or city is, the user has to scratch off the golden outer layer. For teachers and others trying to educate someone about geography, something instantly clicks. Learning can become fun when using a scratch map.
There is something thrilling about using a scratch map. Everyone likes to reveal a hidden treasure. There is something innovative about getting to see what is underneath the gold foil, even if the student or user already knows or has an idea of what is underneath
It gives the user a sense of “winning.” If the educator is having students scratch off places in the world they have been to, then scratching off the scratch map truly is like “winning” a prize. They get to reveal on the scratch map to others all of the places in the world they have “conquered” and learned about.
Along with this, people scratching off places on the map can draw pictures and tell stories to other students about places on the map they have traveled to. Thus, the use of a scratch map collection, scratch maps for the world, USA, UK, travel edition or Europe instantly becomes a remarkable teaching tool. Pictures drawn and the stories told can be hung around a classroom or the home learning room and instantly add to the dramatic effect of having a hanging scratch map.
Stories And Scratch Maps
For students who want to travel, they can write stories about the things they plan to do when they get to travel to the destination places they want to go to. Students can all share their combined travel plans, or ask family members about places they have traveled to, and scratch those places off of the map.
Alternately, students from different areas of the world can scratch those places and locations off of the scratch map, so geography can be learned in this way. The scratch map collection, scratch maps for the world, USA, UK, travel edition and now Europe is an excellent learning tool regardless that should be considered for any classroom.
The Scratch Map Travel edition
Following the enormous success of Scratch Map Poster, we now bring you The Travel Edition Scratch Map. This miniature map is still as cool as its predecessor but cuter in every way. It makes the best present for any globetrotter as the map (in its sturdy tube) fits into your rucksack without taking up too much valuable room.
The idea behind Scratch Map Travel Edition is that you can take it with you as you journey round the globe and scratch off where you’ve been on route – all you do is scratch off the gold top foil layer of the place you have visited to reveal a brand new and wonderful world underneath. Everyone intends to keep a log or a diary when they are voyaging but in reality you generally just forget, can’t be bothered or get writers block. The Scratch Map Travel Edition is the perfect way to keep a tally of where you’ve been, plus, flip the Scratch Map Travel Edition over and you have even more glorious things to fill in, map out and stick on. Amongst other things, the reverse side of the Scratch Map Travel Edition has a plain white map to allow you the opportunity to plot your route. You can also paste an image of yourself in the ‘before’ box and then ‘after’. The perfect way to assess the tanning progression!
The Travel Edition Scratch Map also has some top tips on it. For example, did you know that Bulgarians shake their heads from side to side to mean ‘yes’ and nod up and down to say ‘no’? Did you know that cutting down a cactus in America carries a twenty five year prison sentence? Perhaps think twice about bringing home a prickly present for someone. One of the other quirks the map has is sections where you can jot down the music you listened to, the best friend you made and the top 10 highlights. In short, the Scratch Map Travel Edition is brilliant.
The Scratch Map USA edition
God Bless America! If you have been the USA then why not show others where you have been on your travels with the ultra-cool Scratch Map USA edition! From Vegas to New York, scratch off where you have been and show your friends by proudly displaying your masterpiece in your home, bedroom or office. The Scratch Map USA edition is also the perfect gift for those who are going on their travels of have been many years ago, truly timeless!
Much like the best-selling Scratch Map, the U.S. version comes packaged is a classically cool printed card tube to protect it.
This Scratch Map U.S. map is based on the idea of the scratch card so you just scratch off the places you’ve been and bright colours will be revealed underneath.
Also check out the other cool Scratch Map editions;
- The original Scratch Map
- The Travel edition Scratch Map
- and the latest edition Scratch Map U.K.!
If you’re looking for wall maps take a look at the Scratch map collection. Its the perfect way to show off where you’ve been travelling while livening up your wall with a colourful world map. Scratch Map is a amazingly high quality, uber-massive wall map, featuring a gold top foil layer. Why? Because you get a unique, slick looking gold wall map to start with, and then scratch off all the places you’ve visited to reveal a whole new world below, featuring colour and geographical detail. The result is a totally unique and personalised world map. What a great gift. Comes packaged in a slick tube.
This 81.9 x 58.2 cm world map is based on the idea of the scratch card so you just scratch off the places you’ve been and bright colours will be revealed underneath. Scratch Map also includes facts about certain countries and cities. Fun for all the family.