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Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Learning Lamp hits the road with giant Pa. floor map

The Learning Lamp's latest addition to their mobile education program asks students to walk, skip and jump all over the state — literally.

Central Cambria Students identify cities during a workshop for 4th and 5th graders.
Photo:  The Learning Lamp

A giant floor map of Pennsylvania measuring 26-by-34 feet is now available as part of The Learning Lamp To Go traveling science and geography curriculum.
"It's really kind of amazing," said Leah Spangler, executive director of the Lamp. "This is one of the few maps of this size in the entire region."

The map was custom-made for the nonprofit education provider with the help of and features cities, counties, rivers, landmarks, and thousands of miles of railroads.

Many of the custom interest points can be used by teachers in introducing lessons about history, culture, geography and other subjects, Spangler said.

The Learning Lamp also plans to use the map in its summer camp series.

For more information on the Giant Floor Map of Pennsylvania, 


About The Learning Lamp

The Learning Lamp started a few years ago as a simple idea – to provide children in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with access to high quality academic support without the high price tag.
Since then, The Learning Lamp has grown to offer not only tutoring, but a range of programs that give students and schools across western Pennsylvania new options for improving academic achievement.
The need was identified by Lorraine Nulton, D.Ed., founder and president of the nonprofit agency that served more than 6,000 children from 50 school districts across 20 counties last year.
While working in public schools, Dr. Nulton, an educational psychologist, discovered that many of the children who needed academic support the most came from homes where parents didn’t have the skills to provide it. They also couldn’t afford to pay a private tutor. A generous donation from the Nulton family funded The Learning Lamp’s birth.
Today, The Learning Lamp is a respected organization that works together with families and schools to offer quality tutoring and other educational services when and where they are needed most.
Watch our video to find out more!

Source: Daily American Online