We’re always searching for unique ideas for teaching. It’s rather easy to think of creative ways to teach geography: globes and maps are fascinating things. But teaching geography and geometry in one creative exercise? That takes a bit of ingenuity – or, an artist who also likes coding. Thankfully, the artist who created a paper globe template is also a generous person, and just wants to share it.
teaching geometry and geography by making a paper globe
There are excellent instructions on how to make the paper globe. To summarize, it needs printed, cut out, and reassembled. This is a good project for older children. Younger children, lower elementary age or less, will likely need help. The project takes a couple of hours to complete.
The map, before creating the globe (or, more difficultly, afterward) can be modified by pen to highlight borders or cities you’re studying. It may also, of course, be painted or colored.
downloading the free paper globe template
You’ll download the globe at Le Paper Globe . There, you will find full instructions (in Italian, French, or English) and all of the printables needed to complete the project.
Would you like your globe to display a different planet? Perhaps Mars?
A professor asked the artist if the globe template could display Mars, so the artist got to work and made it possible to print the globe to display other planets.