World Map for Children: North

North - World Map for Children
World Map for Children: North.

Characters and places in the map:

Icarus. In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. The main story told about Icarus is his attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings constructed by his father. He ignored instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and fell to his death.

Leonardo da Vinci flying machine, The Ornithopter.

Bering Sea. The Bering Sea is a body of water in the Pacific Ocean that comprises a deep water basin, which then rises through a narrow slope into the shallower water above the continental shelves.

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Antlered sculpin. The Pacific staghorn sculpin, Leptocottus armatus, is a common sculpin (Cottidae) found in shallow coastal waters along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Baja California. The sole member of its genus, it is unusual for having spined antler-like projections on its gill covers; it can raise the projections as a defense mechanism. Staghorn sculpins are slender fish, with a grayish olive above, pale creamy yellow sides, and a white belly.

Arctic tundra. In geography, tundra is a biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. The term tundra comes through Russian тундра from the Kildin Sami word tūndâr "uplands," "treeless mountain tract." There are three types of tundra: Arctic tundra, alpine tundra, and Antarctic tundra. In tundra, the vegetation is composed of dwarf shrubs, sedges and grasses, mosses, and lichens. Scattered trees grow in some tundra.

Moose. The moose (North America) or European elk (Europe) (Alces alces) is the largest extant species in the deer family.

Yukon River. The Yukon River is a major watercourse of northwestern North America. The source of the river is located in British Columbia, Canada. The next portion lies in, and gives its name to Canada's Yukon Territory. Then, more than the lower half of the river lies in the U.S. state of Alaska. The river is 3,185 km (1,980 mi) long and empties into the Bering Sea at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

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Mount McKinley. Mount McKinley or Denali (Athabaskan for "The High One") in Alaska, USA is the highest mountain peak in North America and the United States, with a summit elevation of 20,320 feet (6,194 m) above sea level. It is the centerpiece of Denali National Park and Preserve.

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Sled dog racing. Sled dog racing (sometimes termed dog sled racing) is a winter dog sport most popular in the Arctic regions of the United States, Canada, Russia, and some European countries. It involves the timed competition of teams of sleddogs that pull a sled with the dog driver or musher standing on the runners.

Map of the World
Overview of the whole map.

Wikipedia, public domain.
Children's Map of the World (Dino's Children's Laminated Illustrated Maps). Amazon.
Animals of the World (Dino's Children's Laminated Illustrated Maps). Amazon.
Another World, Another Planet: Alaska’s North - Slide Show - NYTimes, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool map for kids... Anything to get them excited about traveling!


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