Rand McNally recently launched a new web-based service to deliver comprehensive geography content, interactive games and activities, and skills-based lesson plans for teachers. Called Rand McNally Classroom, the web site offers a wealth of geography materials for simple integration into K-12 social studies, geography, and history curricula. Features of the site include detailed, up-to-date maps covering the entire world; customized maps of each school’s own neighborhood; build-your-own maps activities, continent quizzes, and puzzles; current-events updates and an “Ask the Experts” corner; and editable lesson plans and assessments. Teachers can project Rand McNally Classroom maps onto a whiteboard using an LCD projector. The subscription-based service launched in September. The site is fee-based, and the cost varies from school to school, based on school size, average daily attendance, and full-time enrollment. Until August 2007, Rand McNally is offering multi-year and multi-school discounts.
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