Global Puzzle

Global Puzzle

# 003674

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Item #: 003674
Grades: PK-AD

Product Description:

We're all familiar with puzzles of the U.S. that consist of the 50 states of the Union (I love the ones where they never fit back in quite the same way they came out just try to fit Connecticut back in!). I have not however, in all my puzzle-working years seen an equivalent world puzzle, consisting of country-shaped pieces to fit back together, until I saw this one. This beautiful global puzzle consists of 600 pieces, and when finished, measures 36" x 18". 193 countries in the world have all been carefully cut and crafted to form whole continents, and each is clearly labeled with its name as well as its capital city. In the case of the U.S. and Canada, most of the states and territories are even cut into their own pieces as well, except for the very small ones. Well, great, you might say, it'll really help me learn my geography, especially in regards to which countries are neighbors, but the earth is, after all, primarily ocean. What will I learn from linking all those blue pieces? I'm glad you asked! The interlocking ocean pieces each contain the name, capital, population and area of each of the 193 countries alphabetically. This takes the "guesswork" out of the oceans, and imparts a little more information to the puzzle worker as well. Also, this forms a great framework to finish the puzzle by adding the land masses last, as most of the country shapes are not exactly conducive to interlocking. Pull this out for a family evening together, or for geography class if you're anything like me, you won't be able to tear yourself away from a good puzzle, and the geographical knowledge will sink in almost automatically! - Jess
Category Description for Global Puzzles:

We're all familiar with puzzles of the U.S. that consist of the 50 states of the Union. I have not however, in all my puzzle-working years seen an equivalent world puzzle, consisting of country-shaped pieces that fit together, until I saw this one. This beautiful puzzle consists of 600 pieces, and when finished, measures 36" x 18". 193 countries in the world have been carefully cut and crafted to form whole continents, and each brightly colored piece is labeled with its name as well as its capital city. In the case of the U.S. and Canada, most of the states and territories are even cut into their own pieces as well, except for the very small ones. Well, great, you might say, it'll really help me learn geography, but the earth is, after all, primarily ocean. What will I learn from linking all those blue pieces? I'm glad you asked! The interlocking ocean pieces each contain the name, capital, population and area of each of the 193 countries... alphabetically. This takes the "guesswork" out of assembling the oceans, and imparts a little more information to the puzzle worker as well. Also, this forms a great framework to finish the puzzle by adding the land masses last, as most of the country shapes are not exactly interlocking. Pull this out for a family evening together, or for geography class... if you're anything like me, you won't be able to tear yourself away from a good puzzle, and the geographical knowledge will sink in almost automatically! - Jess




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
AD
EAN
851941001430
Format
Jigsaw Puzzle
Brand Name
A Broader View
Weight
1.6 (lbs.)
Dimensions
12.5" x 8.5" x 2.0"
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Puzzles seem like a natural, playful way to learn.
JENNIFER G on Aug 27, 2019
Recommended by our daughter. Her son has the United States puzzle and loves it, so we are giving him the world puzzle
Lynne S on Nov 27, 2017
Puzzles seem like a natural, playful way to learn.
JENNIFER G on Aug 27, 2019
Our daughter wanted a map puzzle for her birthday and I liked the idea of the pieces being in the shapes of the countries.
Clarissa O on Oct 2, 2018
Recommended by our daughter. Her son has the United States puzzle and loves it, so we are giving him the world puzzle
Lynne S on Nov 27, 2017
Fun puzzle and educational tool!
Jules B on Nov 14, 2017
Bonding activity with the kids. I'm hoping it will develop a greater awareness of our 'neighbors' on this planet.
Desiree N on Oct 16, 2017
I have a kinesthetic learner and I think this puzzle will be great to help her with geography.
Christie W on Jul 27, 2016
reinforcing our study of world geography
Jennifer Richard R on Nov 7, 2015
Our daughter wanted a map puzzle for her birthday and I liked the idea of the pieces being in the shapes of the countries.
Clarissa O on Oct 2, 2018
Fun puzzle and educational tool!
Jules B on Nov 14, 2017
how old is the map this is based on?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: From the publisher: We update it (i.e. the puzzle) with every manufacturing run reflecting any new geographical changes. Most recent manufacturing run was Feb 2018.
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Great world puzzle
So glad we picked this puzzle. After putting it together one time my kids learned so much geography and had fun. We'll put it away and bring it back out to do again every few months. The pieces are good quality and the puzzle lays flat.
August 7, 2019
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4 months ago
I bought this puzzle for my 6th grade son He loves puzzles and was learning world geography so I thought this would be great I was wrongWhile in theory a world map puzzle with pieces shaped like countries is a good idea this one wasn't Many of the countries don't lock together so the numerous smaller pieces slid all over with just the slightest bump and had to be realigned many times before we were finished There are a lot of tiny pieces (the size of your fingertip) We managed to get the puzzle together but it was a very frustrating process
October 12, 2012

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