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Where Is Carmen Sandiego?

Reviewing: Nova Rico Illuminated World Globe  |  Rating:
eggy By eggy on
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This 12 inch, 1:42, 000, 000 physical/political globe will help little kids and big kids develop an appreciation for world geography.

It includes over 3000 place names and international boundaries. Geographic features are represented as a pictorial relief map. Major ocean currents are portrayed. Latitude and longitude is displayed in 10 degree increments. One inch on the globe represents approximately 490 miles.

A globe can be used to facilitate many educational games, particularly when used in conjunction with an Internet enabled computer. You can spin the globe, identify a place at a random stopping point and then have a contest to see who can record the most correct information about the place (such as the capital, currency, continent, language). Or, two people can take turns naming a country which the other person needs to find within a specified time limit.

This globe makes a great gift for the Geographer in your family. It is internally illuminated with a 25 watt bulb and makes an impressive night light. I enjoy having this globe available for reference whenever I need it.